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At the end of class, we

At the end of class, we began talking about how the action potential works the same way in all neurons and in every individual. Therefore, I began to wonder what allows for the differences in reaction time between individuals. Can action potentials move faster or slower? What makes them faster? Or is it a matter of less APs needing to fire? What makes one basketball player quicker on the court than another? Does it have to do with APs? Can an individual influence his or her response rate? It seems like one can, given that people can train themselves to run faster, swim faster, or even read faster. Does this even have to do with action potentials? 


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