MadSci Network: Biophysics

Re: What causes a person to stick fast when touching high voltage electricity?

Date: Wed Feb 24 14:19:10 1999
Posted By: Dmitri Leonoudakis, Grad student, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience Research Institute
Area of science: Biophysics
ID: 916180135.Bp

When a person thinks about making a fist in their brain, there are many
electrical connection (nerves)from your brain  to the muscles in your hand
that are activated.   When a person touches high voltage electricity the
electricity activates the nerves and then the muscles in your hand and this
activation is much stronger than the message sent from your brain, so your
muscles cannot relax.

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