Spike Challenge 3
Spikes might form in place, but then they’re off-- traveling
long distances down branches of neurons called axons and sending a signal to
Numerical data from Cyrill Muratov (Biophys J, 79(2), pp. 2893-2901, 2000).
If one looks at a particular cell, each spike that goes by seems to do so
at the same speed – 21.1 mm per second, for example.
The third mathematical challenge, then, is to uncover the mechanism that makes
spikes translate down axons.