Nerve conduction in the skin © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Nerve conduction in the skin

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Simulation:
Process of transmitting nerve impulses in the skin.

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2018-10-26
If a stimulus is exerted on the skin (e.g., through touch or heat), the affected receptor immediately transfers an electrical impulse to the next nerve cell. In this way, the impulse travels across several nerve cells and finally reaches the spinal cord and then the brain, which ultimately processes the information.

Three animations show the process of transmitting impulses in different degrees of detail.
Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Nervous system; Sense organ; Skin; Stimulus reception
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