CONTENTS
THE SCIENCE STUDY SERIES7
INTRODUCTION9
1 WAVES OF THE HEART 17
2 GALVANI'S EXPERIMENTS WITH FROGS23

Experiment 1: A Frog and Some Lightning --Experiment 2: A Frog on a Railing--Portrait of an Electrophysiologist--Some Anatomical Facts--Experiment 3: Animal Electricity

3 THE MEMBRANE THEORY38

Membrane Potential--Oxygen and Nerve Action--Theory and Fact Combined--The Idea of the "Threshold" Stimulus

4 BASIS OF BIOELECTRICITY52

Measuring Apparatus--The Membrane Theory in Detail--The Resting Cell--The Active Cell--Conduction of Impulses

5 ACTIVATING CELLS IN THE BODY74

Activation at Sense Organs--Activating Nerve Cells within the Brain--Nerve-Muscle Synapses--The Electric Fish--Subtle Actions at Synapses--The EPSP--Excitation and Inhibition

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  • Title Page 5
  • Introduction 9
  • Contents 13
  • Chapter I - Waves of the Heart 17
  • Chapter 2 - Galvani's Experiments With Frogs 23
  • Chapter 3 - The Membrane Theory 38
  • Chapter 4 - Basis of Bioelectricity 52
  • Chapter 6 - Electrical Output Of the Brain 103
  • Chapter 7 - Physics, Biology, and Time 130
  • Index 153
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