Diffusive propagation of nervous signals and their quantum control


We have developed an approach to the transfer of electrical signal via nerve fibres that is alternative to the standard descriptive theory. Using modified model of submarine cable we have proved that the signal transfer has, in contrast to the standard theory but in agreement with experiments, a character of diffusion, which is controlled by quantum diffusion of Na+ and K+ ions

Diffusion in neuron

An example of optical measurement of the propagation of the action potential along the unmyelinated nerve fibre. Comparison of fitting using standard „conduction velocity law“ (blue straight dashed line) and our „diffusion square-root law" (red parabola). Latency time 0.67 ms corresponds to the delay dictated by Maxwell's relaxation time of the synapsis membrane