Background: In our previous studies of nerve conduction conducted by proton hopping, we
have considered the axon, soma, synapse and the nodes of Ranvier. The role of proton hopping described
the passage of information through each of these units of a typical nerve system. The synapse
projects information from the axon to the dendrite and their associated spines.
Methods: We have invoked the passage of protons via a hopping mechanism to illustrate the continuum
of the impulse through the system, via the soma following the dendrites. This is proposed to be a continuum
invoked by the proton hopping method.
Results: With the proposal of the activity through the dendrites, via proton hopping, a complete model
of the nerve function is invoked. At each step to the way, a water pathway is present and is invoked in
the proposed model as the carrier of the message via proton hopping. The importance of the dendrites is
evident by the presence of a vast number of spines, each possessing the possibility to carry unique messages
through the nervous system.
Conclusion: With this model of the role of dendrites, functioning with the presence of proton hopping,
a complete model of the nerve system is presented. The validity of this model will be available for further
studies and models to assess it’s validity.