11A10.22 - Neurons

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Physiology, Biology
Brain and nerve neuron models, microscope and slides.
  • Joshua M. Dyer, "Bridging Physics and Biology Using Resistance and Axons", TPT, Vol. 52, #8 , Nov. 2014, p. 466.
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  • Curt Suplee, "Nerves and Muscles", Everyday Science Explained, National Geographic, p. 224.
  • Curt Suplee, "Nervous System", Everyday Science Explained, National Geographic, p. 220.
  • Elie Dolgin, "The Brain's Traffic Problems", Science, Vol. 363, Jan 18, 2019, p. 221

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