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Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 216–222 | Cite as

Is the electrical activity of the brain always electrical? (The factors forming the potential of the metallic electrode during its direct contact with the brain)

  • T. B. Shvets-Ténéta-Gurii
  • M. R. Novikova
  • I. N. Tveritskaya
  • N. M. Khonicheva
Article

Abstract

This article is devoted to an analysis of the factors forming slow changes in the potential of a metallic electrode coming into direct contact with living tissue. Data are presented in this paper according to which, the electrochemical activity of the tissue also participates, in addition to electrical activity, in the formation of the electrode potential. The article is in the nature of a discussion.

Keywords

Living Tissue Direct Contact Electrical Activity Electrode Potential Electrochemical Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Shvets-Ténéta-Gurii
    • 1
  • M. R. Novikova
    • 1
  • I. N. Tveritskaya
    • 1
  • N. M. Khonicheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and NeurophysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow

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