Nerve impulse transmission

Confused about nerve impulse transmission? Check out the following links:

  1. Review neuron structure
  2. Animation of nerve impulse transmission (shown in class)
  3. Good explanation of the phenomenon
  4. Saltatory conduction vs transmission in unmyelinated axons (shown in class)
  5. Communication at the synapse (shown in class)
  6. Another animation on synaptic transmission (slightly more detailed)

Schematic of an Action Potential

Diagram from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_potential_vert.png).

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