Electrical Activity of Neurons

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How do neurons that don't touch each other share information? Observe electrical activity traveling from neurons and learn what it takes to trigger action potential. A video discusses recent research manipulating neurons, how responses change given an enhancer, and the way synaptic potentials add together.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of neurons, synapses, and serotonin
Pros

  • Provides easy-to-understand visuals
  • Listen to parts of a lecture from one of the leading researchers in the field
Cons

  • None
Common Core