Electrical Theory

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The basic flow of ions into or out of a cell has the potential to greatly impact the propagation of electrical signals. This chapter focuses on the electrical properties of ions as they move through a conductive medium and how this movement generates potentials and currents. At the conclusion of this chapter, the reader is expected to have a better understanding of the driving forces that evoke electrochemical gradients and how these driving forces impact extracellular (e.g., field potentials) and intracellular recordings. Lastly, given that electrophysiological measurements take into account electrical activity, this chapter concludes with a description of capacitance and how it affects the electrical circuit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromethods
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0893-2336
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6045

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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