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Author: Cooper, M.S. & M. Schliwa
Title: Electrical and Ionic Controls of Tissue Cell Locomotion in DC Electric Fields
Publication: in Kater & Letourneau (Eds.), Biology of the Nerve Growth Cone
Date: 1985 New York
Publisher: Alan R. Liss
This and other pieces in Kater & Letourneau describe electrical properties that affect the navigation of growing nerve fibers. The purposefulness of the process may preclude randomness that was long thought to be the way the network of neurons formed in the brain. These electrical influences that direct cell growth may also give clues to learning.
brain physiology
neurons
neuroscience

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