Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach

Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach

Department

Biomedical Engineering

Beginner

English

7 weeks

Variable

Overview

Nerves, the heart, and the brain are electrical. How do these things work? This course presents fundamental principles, described quantitatively.

The course uses many of the same examples used by Hodgkin and Huxley, who won the Nobel Prize for their experimental unraveling of the mechanisms of the nerve axon of the giant squid, and their creation of a mathematical model of membranes and propagation to understand its function. That work has been the foundational element of most subsequent understandings of electrically active tissue, whether in nerves, the brain or in muscle, including the heart.

Instructors

Roger Barr
Roger Barr

Professor

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