Flushing The Neuron....

a: A neuron ~
b: Toilet

What: A Neuron is Like Toilet 1: Both have a resting potential: Waterstored in the tank has potential energy due togravity. 2: Both have an action potential: When you flush, an "impulse" is sent down the sewer pipe. 3: Both have a threshold: A minimum quantity of water is required to create a siphon. 4: Both have a refractory period: A toilet cannot be flushed while its tank is filling up

Writer: Gidi Shemer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
LCC: QP351-495
Date: May 12 2013 9:26 PM

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