Ephaptic coupling of myelinated nerve fibers

S. Binczak, J. C. Eilbeck, Alwyn C. Scott

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Numerical predictions of a simple myelinated nerve fiber model are compared with theoretical results in the continuum and discrete limits, clarifying the nature of the conduction process on an isolated nerve axon. Since myelinated nerve fibers are often arranged in bundles, this model is used to study ephaptic (nonsynaptic) interactions between impulses on parallel fibers, which may play a functional role in neural processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-174
Number of pages16
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Ephaptic coupling
  • Myelinated axon


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