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The Resource Animal electricity : how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines, Robert B. Campenot

Animal electricity : how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines, Robert B. Campenot

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Animal electricity : how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines
Title
Animal electricity
Title remainder
how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Campenot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Like all cellular organisms, humans run on electricity. Slight imbalances of electric charge across cell membranes result in sensation, movement, awareness, and thinking--nearly everything we associate with being alive. Robert Campenot offers a comprehensive overview of animal electricity, examining its physiological mechanisms as well as the experimental discoveries that form the basis for our modern understanding of nervous systems across the animal kingdom. Cells work much like batteries. Concentration gradients of sodium and potassium cause these ions to flow in and out of cells by way of protein channels, creating tiny voltages across the cell membrane. The cellular mechanisms that switch these ion currents on and off drive all the functions associated with animal nervous systems, from nerve impulses and heartbeats to the 600-volt shocks produced by electric eels. Campenot's examination of the nervous system is presented in the context of ideas as they evolved in the past, as well as today's research and its future implications. The discussion ranges from the pre-Renaissance notion of animal spirits and Galvani's eighteenth-century discovery of animal electricity, to modern insights into how electrical activity produces learning and how electrical signals in the cortex can be used to connect the brains of paralyzed individuals to limbs or prosthetic devices. Campenot provides the necessary scientific background to make the book highly accessible for general readers while conveying much about the process of scientific discovery
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campenot, Robert B.
Dewey number
612.8/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP341
LC item number
.C36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 C-191
  • QP 341
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electrophysiology
  • Biophysics
  • Electricity
  • Biophysics
  • Electricity
  • Electrophysiology
  • Electrophysiological Phenomena
  • Animals
  • Bioelektrizität
  • Elektrophysiologie
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Animal electricity : how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines, Robert B. Campenot
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal electricity -- A world of cells, molecules, and atoms -- The animal battery -- Hodgkin and Huxley before the war -- The mystery of nerve conduction explained -- Heart to heart -- Nerve to muscle -- Use it or lose it -- Broadcasting in the volume conductor -- The bionic century
Control code
ocn906121711
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780674736818
Lccn
2015014359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o906121711
  • (OCoLC)906121711
Label
Animal electricity : how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines, Robert B. Campenot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal electricity -- A world of cells, molecules, and atoms -- The animal battery -- Hodgkin and Huxley before the war -- The mystery of nerve conduction explained -- Heart to heart -- Nerve to muscle -- Use it or lose it -- Broadcasting in the volume conductor -- The bionic century
Control code
ocn906121711
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780674736818
Lccn
2015014359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o906121711
  • (OCoLC)906121711

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