Axon terminal polarization induced by weak uniform DC electric fields: A modeling study

@article{Arlotti2012AxonTP,
  title={Axon terminal polarization induced by weak uniform DC electric fields: A modeling study},
  author={Mattia Arlotti and Asif Rahman and Preet Minhas and Marom Bikson},
  journal={2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={2012},
  pages={4575-4578}
}
Uniform steady state (DC) electric fields, like those generated during transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), can affect neuronal excitability depending on field direction and neuronal morphology. In addition to somatic polarization, subthreshold membrane polarization of axon compartments can play a significant role in modulating synaptic efficacy… CONTINUE READING