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Neurophysics

  • Alwyn Scott

Abstract

The nerve cell or neuron is a fundamental element in the information processing systems which make human life possible. Sensory neurons collect signals from the eyes and ears and fingertips and carry them to the brain where central neurons contemplate, imagine, worry, and decide what behavior is appropriate to exhibit. Motor neurons then attempt to execute this behavior by carrying commands to the muscles. If the operation of a brain is ever to be understood, that understanding must be based upon a correct appreciation of the functional possibilities available to an individual neuron.

Keywords

Travel Wave Solution Nerve Impulse Membrane Voltage Nonlinear Diffusion Equation Pulse Solution 
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  • Alwyn Scott

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