Transmitting the message

Black and white acrylic painting depicting communication between neurons, i.e. neurotransmission. Neurons form complex networks for communication. Each neuron may have as many as 15,000 connections with other neurons. Electrical signals, an action potential, are transmitted along the axon to a synapse.  When the electrical signal reaches a synapse it releases  chemical signals called neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitter are released from the axon terminal, diffuse across the synapse and bind to receptors on another neuron. The dendrite, processes from other neurons, receives this input and translates the message to another electrical signal.

Size: 18″x24″


This painting won first place in the Cover Art Contest at the University of Iowa in 2016.



This painting was accepted for display at the Iowa State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit in 2016 – 42% acceptance ratefair-logo



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