Action Potentials Explored

Lab (Tutorial): Action Potentials Explored

This tutorial uses interactive simulations of neurons and cell membranes to engage students in exploration and discovery of how neurons use action potentials to communicate, and how ion channels generate action potentials. Students test their understanding using toxins and important medical examples such as multiple sclerosis. For a more in-depth and quantitative treatment, see Action Potentials Extended.

Table of Contents

Level: Intro, Sophomore/Junior
Key Concepts: Action Potential; Ion Channels; Membrane Potential; Neural Diseases; signaling; Synapses
Courses: Cell Biology; Intro Bio: Majors; Intro Bio: Non-majors; Neurobiology; Physiology

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