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Problems with myelin theory

Hugo Witters hugo.witters at tornado.be
Fri Feb 13 09:32:48 EST 1998

hugo.witters at tornado.be (Hugo Witters) wrote:

> When applying a pulse such as an action potential of 100
>mVpp across the insulating myelin, the lower the capacitance is, the
>smaller the amount of charge absorbed by the the myelin at the leading
>edge of the pulse, resulting in a faster transmission of this edge
>across the axon.

I suppose that this also means that, since the pulse is less
attenuated over distance when capacitance is small, the distance
between the nodes can be higher, resulting in a faster transmission

>	Hugo

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