This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the nervous system. In this webinar, we will learn about the molecular basis of the nervous system. We will learn about the action potential, its propagation and how changes in resting membrane potential can affect action potential firing. We will also connect the nervous system to electrochemistry and other relevant topics.
The Nervous System Part 2
At a glance
Connect the cell membrane and action potentials with circuit and capacitors in physics
Calculate resting membrane potential via the Nernst equation
Follow action potentials graphically
Predict how different kinds of drugs may affect the action potential and synapse
Resting membrane potential
Membrane channels and pumps
Action potential propagation in terms of the closing and opening of different channels
EPSP vs IPSP
Action potential vs graded portentials
Cardiac action potentials
On the MCAT
The nervous system has many overlaps with physics, electrochemistry, psychology, and biochemistry. Be ready to make connections!
Review our nervous system 1 webinar to refresh on nervous system biology
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