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Characteristics of Electrical Synapses

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Two types of synapses exist in the nervous system: chemical synapses and electrical synapses. Although the electrical synapses are not the majority, they also play an important role.

Select ALL of the statements that are FALSE about electrical synapses.

A

In the electrical synapse, the signal transmission can be bi-directional.

B

In the electrical synapse, the signal transmission is unidirectional.

C

Electrical synapses synchronize the activity of populations of neurons.

D

Electrical synapses rely on the release of neurotransmitters.