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002 An Introduction to Neurons

In this Episode, I give an Introduction to neurons. Since Neurons form the basis for the entire Nervous System, understanding what they are and what they do is essential.

First I answer the question “What is a neuron?”. Then I go into the parts of a neuron:

  • Dendrites
  • Soma
  • Axon
  • Axon Terminals

Lastly, I talk about the three types of neurons:

  • Sensory Neurons
  • Motor Neurons
  • Interneurons

Watch, Enjoy, and then leave your comments. There are many more videos to come. My goal is to provide at least 1 new Video on a weekly basis, so keep checking back.

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43 Responses to “002 An Introduction to Neurons”

  1. Antwanete February 19, 2010 at 12:39 am #

    Thank you so much. You make it much easier to understand

  2. ani February 21, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    hey thanks for ur valuable video clip
    can i learn about Gibbs donnan equilibrium in osmosis

  3. Leslie February 21, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Hi Ani,

    Thanks for your comment. I don't have a video on that at the moment, but I do have a post on it. You can check it out here:

    http://www.leslie-samuel.com/99/the-isoelectric

    Hope that helps.

  4. greg musselman March 9, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    NICE!

    • Leslie March 11, 2010 at 1:30 am #

      Thanks :)

  5. Leslie March 11, 2010 at 1:30 am #

    Thanks :)

  6. miimiimac April 28, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Great Job on these videos, I’ve got a biology exam tomorrow and I feel a bit more confident in the nervous system. :)

  7. Ke dra November 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Thank You so much!!!! – Our psychology instructor was out today, we were assigned to review the chapter and write an essay explaining the parts and functions of the neuron,…….. you’ve helped me out so much today, Thanks! (I hope there’s more :-)

  8. InteractiveBiology March 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    @Neytiriz That’s awesome to hear. Hope you had fun doing the project. Those can be some great learning experiences :)

  9. InteractiveBiology March 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    @Neytiriz That’s awesome to hear. Hope you had fun doing the project. Those can be some great learning experiences :)

  10. lxc900 August 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    great video!!

  11. lxc900 August 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    great video!!

  12. lxc900 August 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    great video!!

  13. luminousXyy November 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    haha thanks so much for making these videos!!~ it really helps a lot! :)

  14. nani5019 December 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!! you are the best!!

  15. nani5019 December 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!! you are the best!!

  16. InteractiveBiology December 6, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    @nani5019 Thank you so much! Please stay tuned, we have more Biology videos to be uploaded very soon!

  17. InteractiveBiology December 6, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Thank you so much! Please stay tuned, we have more Biology videos to be uploaded very soon!

  18. InteractiveBiology December 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Thank you so much! Please stay tuned, we have more Biology videos to be uploaded very soon!

  19. SxeVenus February 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    wow.. thank you.

  20. SxeVenus February 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    wow.. thank you.

  21. basma510 February 22, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    You explain really well, thank you.

  22. basma510 February 22, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    You explain really well, thank you.

  23. lynexeye March 17, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Just like everybody, I would love to say too that Thank you so much. You are so helpful and easy to understand. Love your Videos… Please Upload more Videos about Different other Parts/Organs of the Body… Keep looking for your incoming videos..Loves and Regards from Pakistan <3

  24. lynexeye March 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Just like everybody, I would love to say too that Thank you so much. You are so helpful and easy to understand. Love your Videos… Please Upload more Videos about Different other Parts/Organs of the Body… Keep looking for your incoming videos..Loves and Regards from Pakistan <3

  25. afiste March 20, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    You are such a life SAVER!!!

  26. afiste March 20, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    You are such a life SAVER!!!

  27. socal353 April 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    These videos are amazing

  28. socal353 April 25, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    These videos are amazing

  29. zreynard1 May 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Taking a college Biopsychology class, they don’t even explain things as well as you! Thanks!!

  30. zreynard1 May 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Taking a college Biopsychology class, they don’t even explain things as well as you! Thanks!!

  31. churchboy19 September 16, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    thanks im taking physio and u made it clear=)

  32. freeyourmind9200 October 9, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    Good video. And I like the music!

  33. ThermalWedgie November 12, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    great video! But im a bit confused as to the varieties of neurons. To my understanding so far, a certain type of neuron (a dopamine neuron for example) will only produce its specific neurotransmitter and no others. So what i

  34. ThermalWedgie November 12, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    Great video! Can one particular neuron recieve signals from different neurotransmitters? So far to my understanding, a particular neuron (a dopamine neuron for example) only produces its specific neurotransmitter, dopamine. So my question is, can one neuron recieve messages from different neurotransmitters? Could a dopamine neuron receive a signal from GABA to inhibit its function, or maybe recieve a signal from ACH? And do specific neurons produce GABA for this function?

  35. TheNeenjaturtle November 20, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    thanks :D this gave a good headstart on the nervous system and neurons and all that for me :) im having a bio olympiad next year and starting to prepare already :) thanks alot!!

  36. jessicarissanen February 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    You are the best teacher I never had!! Thanks so much I love your videos!

  37. Invader Mochi March 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    1:11 ~ iso funny! thanx 4 the halp! ^3^

  38. workaholicmusic2 March 11, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    thank you

  39. Lisa S May 6, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    but I thought if you touch a hot stove that should trigger a reflex, in which the brain is NOT involved..

  40. phelanmschoolemail May 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This really helped! I finally understand something thats on my bio test tomorrow!! THANK YOU :)

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