neural impulse


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

neural impulse

See impulse.
References in periodicals archive ?
The third stage involves the processing of the neural impulses.
In anticipation of a game, neural impulses in the brain's hypothalamus release adrenaline, increasing heart rate, decreasing blood flow to the gut and influencing energy metabolism in the muscle, readying the body for exercise, and making it as powerful as possible.
Each approach uses a computer program with algorithms that translate a cacophony of neural impulses into a clear signal that gives the arm directions.
The standard approach to processing neural impulses has been to collect and translate them every step of the way as the subject thinks about moving the prosthesis from point A to point B.
This is because the bladder is stretched to accommodate more fluid, and the neural impulses that make you feel like you need to go to the toilet decrease.
The cortex of the brain creates specific areas that both receive neural impulses from various parts of the body and issue instructions to them.
SUBVOCAL SPEECH RECOGNITION (NASA, California, USA) -- Interprets tiny neural impulses sent from brain to vocal tract to communicate, rather than sounds.
Although the rebuilt myelin appears thinner than the sheaths normally wrapping nerve fibers, it does seem to improve the transmission of neural impulses in the diseased animals, the researchers say.
Neuromechanical prostheses that respond smoothly and precisely to neural impulses are just one likely result.
It is imperceptible to the target person because it differs from his or her own neural impulses only in that its repetition rate is sufficiently rapid to tetanize muscle tissue.
This frenzied activity plays a key role in such things as neural impulses and muscle-fiber contractions.
This suggests that Gabitril prevents the propagation of neural impulses that contribute to seizures by GABA-ergic action.