Circuitry is the connection between neurons, the basic building blocks of the brain, that we explored previously.
“Neurons that fire together wire together” – Carla Shatz
We learnt that neurons FIRE, which is where a positive charge travels from the receiving dendrites of the neuron, through the cell body, all the way to the axon at the other end. In order for the neurons to build connections between themselves, one neuron must be firing at the same time as another.
When firing together the connection between the neurons is strengthened, and eventually a pattern of circuitry develops in which the activation of one neuron causes the other to activate. Read more