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1

What is the term for the interaction of EPSPs and IPSPs in time?

Temporal summation

2

T/F: Synaptic interactions can be complicated by time-dependent conductance changes.

True

3

Can an EPSP be inhibitory?

Yes

4

When two just-subthreshold EPSPs occur synchronously, what is the result?

The two are summed together to create a larger potential.

5

Name one example of a neuron in the human body in which voltages spread only passively without action potentials.

Rod and cone cells

6

The "length constant" depends on the ratio of the membrane resistance to what other type of resistance?

Axial resistance

7

Name one example of a cell type in which the capacitance changes due to cell structure.

Myelinated axon or muscle fiber.

8

Give one example of when a region of a neuron has an abrupt change in diameter.

When one potential invades that of another cell body.

9

The ratio of what axon parameter affects propagation from a smaller into a larger axon?

Diameter

10

In addition to specific axon parameters, which other parameter can be changed to affect impulse invasion from a smaller axon into a larger axon?

Temperature