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How Your Brain Makes Its Own Electricity

Season 9 Episode 7 | 18m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

How do neurons actually work? Maybe you’ve heard that it involves electricity, but does that mean you’ve got little zaps and lightning bolts running through your veins like Pikachu? Don’t worry, here we are to set you straight on what a neuron is, what an action potential is, and how fast your nervous system really communicates.

Aired: 06/02/21

Rating: NR


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