So now let's switch gears and talk about neural circuits.
A neural circuit is a functional group of neurons that process specific types of information.
There are four different types of neural circuits.
We have diverging circuits, converging circuits, reverberating circuits, and parallel after-discharge circuits.
In a divergent neural circuit, we have one incoming fiber that is going to trigger multiple outgoing fibers.
Conversely, in a convergent neural circuit, the opposite happens where you have multiple incoming and one outgoing.
In a reverberating neural circuit, each neuron on the pathway will actually link back to the previous neuron.
This happens in processes that are rhythmic such as breathing or your sleep-wake cycle.
Finally, we have parallel after-discharge circuits.
In this process, a divergent and convergent neural circuits are going to result in a burst of impulses.
This burst is referred to as after-discharge.
This is usually going to take place in complex mental processing
such as trying to figure out a difficult math problem or trying to learn all of human anatomy and physiology.