"The advantage of electrical transmission, apart from speed, is it can favour synchrony in firing. For example, in the brain stem a nucleus called the inferior olive can generate oscillations due to gap junctions."

Can somebody explain this idea? I do not understand the meaning of oscillations in this context. Do they mean that the neuron can send impulses and receive them at the same rate ? Is that what they're trying to put across ?

Source:Lecture Handouts

  • $\begingroup$ Please include a reference when you quote from a source; failing to do so is plagiarism. $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ Its from my lecture handouts $\endgroup$
    – Lia Ahmed
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 15:17


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