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Action Potential Propagation

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Beginner
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23:16

This lesson delves into the specifics of how action potentials propagate through individual neurons.

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Spatiotemporal membrane dynamics and transmission time
  • The axon initial segment
  • Action potential initiation and propagation
  • Passive spread of subthreshold membrane potential
  • Impact of myelination on action potential propagation speed
  • Nodes of Ranvier and saltatory conduction