Mar 8, 2024

Brain communicates in both digital and analog

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Unlike computers, cells in the brain use digital and analog signals at the same time to communicate with each other, researchers have found.

The finding contradicts the belief that nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other using digital code only.

In an analog system, signals can vary continuously, while digital systems represent signals by a series of pulses. The brain uses a mixture of the two to transmit signals among cells, researchers say.

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