Neural Electric Transceiver

What is a human being? What is life? Can science give us reliable answers to such questions? The electricity of life. The meaning of human consciousness. Are we alone? Are the traditional contests between science and religion still relevant? Does the word "spirit" still hold meaning today?

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seasmith
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Neural Electric Transceiver

Unread post by seasmith » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:58 pm

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"Electric Coupling"
Biomedical engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve University say they have identified a previously unidentified form of neural communication...
Until now, there were three known ways that neurons “talk” to each other in the brain: via synaptic transmission, axonal transmission and what are known as “gap junctions” between the neurons.
Scientists have also known, however, that when many neurons fire together they generate weak electric fields that can be recorded with the electroencephalogram (EEG). But these fields were thought to be too small to contribute to neural activity.

These new experiments in the Durand’s laboratory, however have shown that not only can these fields excite cells, but that they can produce electric fields of their own and generate a self-propagating wave of activity.
https://thedaily.case.edu/discovering-a ... the-brain/

Younger Dryas
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Re: Neural Electric Transceiver

Unread post by Younger Dryas » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:55 am

Great find!

I wonder how this might be applied to some researchers conceptions of memories/consciousness being stored outside of the body.
"I decided to believe, as you might decide to take
an aspirin: It can't hurt, and you might get better."
-- Umberto Eco Foucault's Pendulum (1988)

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