Looking into how neural networks are build in the brain, here are a couple of facts followed by some questions:
- The neuron receives the signal through its dendrites and passes it to the terminal at the end of the axon.
- A neuron can have as much as 1000 connections to other neurons.
As I understand the dendrites can be connected to multiple neurons, so the neuron we are talking about can receive signals from multiple cells. Now the questions:
- The terminals at the axons can be connected to just one or to multiple neurons?
- If the axon terminals can be connected to multiple neurons, how does the neuron transmitting the signal knows to which of the further neurons to pass the signal next? Is it passing to all of them at once?
- If the axon's terminal can be connected to only one other neuron (for the single axon neurons), how are the two-axon neurons working? How do they know to which axon to pass the signal next?