The conduction velocity decreases when the diameter

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Unformatted text preview: locity decreases when the diameter is smaller. 4. What is the effect of the amount of myelination on conduction velocity? Your answer: The effect of the amount of myelination on conduction velocity is: the more myelinated axon has more/increased conduction velocity; the less myelinated axon has less/decreased conduction velocity. 5. Why did the time between the stimulation and the action potential at R1 differ for each axon? Your answer: The time between the stimulation and the action potential at R1 differed because it depended on the conduction velocity of that certain fiber. 6. Why did you need to change the timescale on the oscilloscope for each axon? Your answer: You need to change the timescale on the oscilloscope for each axon in order to actually see the action potential because the velocity conductivity changes, so when it is very slow, you would need a longer time scale, when it is very fast, you only need a shorter time scale. 09/13/12 page 6...
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