Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
Neurons, like the one shown in figure 1, are made up of a cell body, a long tube-shaped axon, and a network of dendrites stemming out to thousands of other neurons. The main function of neurons is to transmit messages in the form of electrical signals that travel across each neuron, from one to the next. When this electrical signal is traveling down the length of the neural axon, it is kept moving by an important biological process of ion movement in and out of the cell.
Date of Award
Department of Physics
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©2004 Kevin Twedt
Twedt, Kevin, "Theoretical neuroscience: modeling the activation mechanism of potassium channels in neurons" (2004). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 148.