Reticular Formation Case Study

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The movement of neural impulses down the body of an axon
When Mr. Cava is scratched on the nose by a minion, the nerve endings underneath his skin pick up the stimulus and a process begins. Next, an impulse in sent towards the brain telling it what happened. The impulse travels through axons, which connect cell bodies to muscles, neurons, or glands. This process occurs over and over, and is sped up by the use of the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath speeds up the movement of neural impulses in an axon by covering it in a layer of fatty tissue. This is necessary due to the fact that some axons can range up to several feet long through the body.

The Reticular Formation
If a minion constantly scratches Mr. Cava’s nose, and does not stop, the reticular formation may come into play. This network of neurons acts as a
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Cava is scratched on the nose by a minion, the nerve endings underneath his skin pick up the stimulus and a process begins. Next, an impulse in sent towards the brain telling it what happened. The impulse travels through axons, which connect cell bodies to muscles, neurons, or glands. This process occurs over and over, and is sped up by the use of the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath speeds up the movement of neural impulses in an axon by covering it in a layer of fatty tissue. This is necessary due to the fact that some axons can range up to several feet long through the body.

The Reticular Formation
If a minion constantly scratches Mr. Cava’s nose, and does not stop, the reticular formation may come into play. This network of neurons acts as a filter for information. Although it does also control arousal, this most likely would not have an effect on Mr. Cava in this situation. The reticular formation would notice that Mr. Cava is constantly being scratched, and would filter it out of the important information being brought into the brain. This would cause Mr. Cava to forget that he was being scratched until he was reminded of it.

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