Flushing The Neuron....
a: A neuron ~
What: A Neuron is Like Toilet
1: Both have a resting potential:
Waterstored in the tank has potential energy due togravity.
Both have an action potential:
When you flush, an "impulse" is sent down the sewer pipe.
Both have a threshold: A minimum quantity of
water is required to create a siphon.
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
Date: May 12 2013 9:26 PM
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