Switches in the brain?

I am happy to see my expository article published in Resonance this month. I used to read Resonance in my college days and some articles were very edifying. My article is available for free from here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12045-019-0863-8 It is also available from Indian Academy of Sciences website: https://www.ias.ac.in/describe/article/reso/024/09/0963-0975 Below is the abstract: We forget often. … Continue reading Switches in the brain?

Thinking about Languages

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined … Continue reading Thinking about Languages

What is the speed of action-potential propagation in neuron?

The speed of action potentials inside neurons is comparable to those of motorized two wheelers. The slowest of action potential lies in the range of 30-40 Km/hr while the fastest one is in the range of 400-500 Km/hr. The faster neurons are most likely to be mylienated. This cool figure from Wiki depicts the propagation … Continue reading What is the speed of action-potential propagation in neuron?