Neurons (cells in brain and nerves) are festooned with tiny receiving stations called dendrites that take in chemical signals from neighboring neurons to trigger nerve impulses. The signals are beamed across a narrow gap between neurons called the synapse. Neurotransmitters and peptides (small proteins) elicit a specific response in dendrites. This is how we accumulate information, process, retain, and recall it. However this process does not always work smoothly in all individuals.

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