K C Cheng
kccheng at postoffice.idirect.com
Sun Apr 5 10:42:24 EST 1998
Ron Blue wrote:
> >Since electronic flow has been
> >proven to occur in the propagating action potentials, this jump from=
> >node to node further proves electronic propagation in nerve impulses.
> This is news to me. While there are ionic charges, electrons do not mo=
> from one orbital position of one atom to another atom, as an electron c=
> in a normal conducting piece of metal.
> Therefore there would be no electron flow. True an occasional cosmic
> ray or EMF might give an electron the energy to jump quantumly to anoth=
> These events would be rare.
> I understand why one might think electrons flow because of wave/particl=
> nature of
> the action potential, but this would not be true.
> Ron Blue
I appreciate your pointing out that aspect of atoms etc. However, the
photoelectric effect giving us photoelectricity is the exact
manifestation of electronic flow in a conductor. This is somewheat
similar but different in a nerve fiber where the underlying ionic
fluxes alter the course and speed of electronic propagation. Please
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