Reading into the types of synapses I found out that there are two types of them; electrical and chemical.
- chemical synapses use neurotransmitters to transmit impulses, are slower than electrical synapses and are much more common.
- electrical synapses use electricity, transmit faster and are rare in our system.
My intuition says, "Shouldn't faster impulses mean a more efficient mode of transport of information and hence be more dominant/common?" Granted, the neurotransmitters help transmitting complex impulses, but is that not possible with electrical synapses?