Types of Neurons

Types of Neurons

Depending upon the impulse carried by a neuron, it may be sensory, motor or interneuron. Sensory or afferent neuron picks up sensory impulse from receptor or sense organ and transmits the same towards brain or spinal cord.

Motor or efferent neuron carries a message from brain or spinal cord to a muscle, gland, organ or other effectors. Interneurons or connector neurons are neurons, present in brain and spinal cord, which are specialized to transfer information from sensory to motor neurons.