Synaptic and Neuronal Networks - Differences

Professor William Kristan explains that synaptic networks differ from neuronal networks in that they are relevant to HOW cells interact.

Well, a synaptic network is different from neuronal because it’s more specific. So it’s telling you not only who the cells are, who are the players, but also how they interact. So it’s sort of like knowing, not just who is in the play, but also what they are saying to one another and how they interact with one another. So, the activity, the behavior, the function of a neuronal network is largely in the synapses - the nature of them, the strength of them, and the signs of them.

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