The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body


A full of life exploration of the extraordinary position that electrical energy performs in our bodies.

What occurs in the course of a middle assault? Can anyone relatively die of fright? what's loss of life, besides? How does electroshock therapy impact the mind? what's cognizance? The solutions to those questions lie within the electric signs regularly touring via bodies, using our innovations, our activities, or even the thrashing of our hearts.

The heritage of the way scientists came across the position of electrical energy within the human physique is a colourful one, full of outstanding personalities, fierce debates, and exceptional experiments. additionally, present-day examine on electrical energy and ion channels has created some of the most intriguing fields in technology, laying off mild on stipulations starting from diabetes and asthma to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a transparent, clean voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves jointly compelling real-life tales with the newest clinical findings, giving us a surprising account of the physique electrical. 50 illustrations

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