Correlation of action potentials in adjacent neurons.

Research paper by M N MN Shneider, M M Pekker

Indexed on: 26 Nov '15Published on: 26 Nov '15Published in: Physical biology


A possible mechanism for the synchronization of action potential propagation along a bundle of neurons (ephaptic coupling) is considered. It is shown that this mechanism is similar to the salutatory conduction of the action potential between the nodes of Ranvier in myelinated axons. The proposed model allows us to estimate the scale of the correlation, i.e., the distance between neurons in the nervous tissue, wherein their synchronization becomes possible. The possibility for experimental verification of the proposed model of synchronization is discussed.