Nerve Impulse (image) Ohio State University Share Print E-Mail Caption This image of a neuron illustrates the movement of a nerve impulse along an axon -- the long, slender extension of the nerve cell body. Ohio State University researchers have discovered how a key protein finds its way to the right spot on the axon to launch these vital electrical impulses, which enable communication of nerves' sensory, movement and memory signals to and from the brain. Credit Image courtesy of Chen Gu, Ohio State University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.