Here is a simple diagram of a neuron:
A few (very closely related) questions:
- Where are receptors located (for pain, pressure, temperature, etc.): in the axon terminals or the dendrite tree?
- Please confirm: for sensory nerves, signals travel from axon terminal to dendrite tree, yes?
- According to Wikipedia, axons communicate with each other across synapses, and nerves are chained bundles of axons (basically forming a cable with each other). However, if sensory signals travel from axon to dendrite, then how can axons be chained together? In other words, if axons are a "male" recepticle, and dendrites are a "female" recepticle, then how can you have a chain of all-male recepticles?
- Please confirm: a nerve is just the cabling that houses bundles of long, individual strands of neurons, yes?