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Electrical activity of nerve: The background up to 1952

SIR ANDREW HUXLEY

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses ideas about nerve conduction and developments up to 1952. Topics covered include studies on excitation of the nerve, the all-or-none character of the propagated response of ... More


Shocking Frogs: Galvani, Volta, and the Electric Origins of Neuroscience

Marco Piccolino and Marco Bresadola

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199782161
eISBN:
9780199345182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782161.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This book provides an accurate and detailed reconstruction of the research pathway that led the Bologna physician, Luigi Galvani, to discover the electric nature of nerve conduction and muscle ... More


The Controversy Between Galvani and Volta Over Animal Electricity: The Second STAGE

Marco Piccolino, Marco Bresadola, and Nicholas Wade

in Shocking Frogs: Galvani, Volta, and the Electric Origins of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199782161
eISBN:
9780199345182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782161.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Far from being a simple rhetoric discussion between two different approaches to the investigation of electric phenomena in living organisms, the Galvani-Volta controversy was a genuine scientific ... More


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