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The Electric Field System of a Macular Ion Channel Plaque

Colin Hales, David Grayden, Harry Quiney

Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2011) | IEEE | Published : 2011


Recent empirical neuroscience evidence increasingly supports an active role for the endogenous electromagnetic (EM) field system of brain tissue. These results undermine the long-held view that the field system is a causally inert byproduct of action potential and synapse electrochemical activity. The dominant originating mechanism for the endogenous EM field remains undetermined. The new observations make the isolation of an unambiguous original EM field source a matter of some urgency. As part of the process of elaboration of the field systems produced by coherent transmembrane filamentary currents (the most plausible original mechanism), this paper looks at the contribution by a localized..

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Awarded by Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) grant number VR0003 on its Peak Computing Facility at the University of Melbourne, an initiative of the Victorian Government. NICTA is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program.