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NeuroDynamix II: Concepts of Neurophysiology Illustrated by Computer Simulations

W. Otto Friesen and Jonathon Friesen

Abstract

The electrical membrane potential is an important property for the functioning of living cells. Temporal variations of this potential generated by synaptic interactions and expressed as nerve impulses are central for signaling within nervous systems. Because neuronal signaling has this electrical basis, electrophysiology underlies neurophysiology. The primary objective of the NeuroDynamix II text is to provide a deep introduction to neurophysiology. The approach is to introduce the elements of electrical circuits, batteries, resistors and capacitors, and to build on that foundation to reconstr ... More

Keywords: neurophysiology, electrophysiology, modeling, patch clamp, voltage clamp, Nernst, resting potential, impulse, action potential, synaptic potential, neuronal circuit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195371833
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371833.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. Otto Friesen, author
University of Virginia

Jonathon Friesen, author
College of William and Mary

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