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Initiation and Propagation of the Neural Message: Communication and Computation by Action Potentials
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
William Winlow, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Diseases, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Research interests: Neuroscience; action potentials; neural communications; synaptic function; comparative physiology; neuroethology.
About This Topic
Comprehending the nature of action potentials is fundamental to our understanding of the functioning of nervous systems in general. The ionic mechanisms underlying action potentials in the squid giant axon were first described by Hodgkin and Huxley in 1952 and their findings have formed our orthodox view of how the physiological action potential functions. Since then, substantial evidence has accumulated to show that the action potential is accompanied by a synchronized coupled soliton pressure pulse in the cell membrane and there is accumulating evidence regarding the computational role of action potentials. Here, we wish to present the latest thinking on the nature of action potential generation and propagation, as well as computation within real nervous systems.
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