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What is a 'target' and how does it exert an effect on axons at a distance? Can you give me examples of targets and the area of the cells that is targeted?

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What is a 'target' and how does it exert an effect on axons at a distance? Can you give me examples of targets and the area of the cells that is targeted?

Response: Let's start with understanding the functions of axons. First of all, they must make the right connections (synapses) to other cells. Second, they must transmit messages to these connecting cells through the synapses. Third, they must carry molecules made by the cell body to the synapses so that the synapses can do their thing.

Your question concerns the first function of axons. How can they make the right connection with its target cell? In the brain, for example, there are billions of possible connections. How does a given axon choose the correct ...

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