|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
I am an informal educator at a science museum. We have an exhibit that measures your reaction time--there is a hanging meter stick which starts to fall when a bell rings/light goes off and you are supposed to grab the stick as fast as you can to measure the time it takes you to respond to the stimuli. I was explaining to a student that nerve signals are fast, but not instantaneous and that it takes time for your brain to respond. Of course, I set myself up for the child to ask how fast nerve signals travel, and he did and I don't know. I told him it was not as fast as electricity or sound and much slower than light, but I would like to have a better answer the next time someone asks. So, how fast do nerve signal
Re: How fast are nerve signals?
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