Brain Cells Communicate with Mechanical Pulses, Not Electric SignalsPhysicists who have revived experiments from 50 years ago say nerve cells communicate with mechanical pulses, not electric ones
A young woman with wavy brown hair and maroon nails lay on a gurney in a hospital room in Copenhagen. Her extended left arm was wired with electrodes. A pop pierced the air every few seconds—an electric shock. Each time, the woman’s fingers twitched. She winced. She was to receive hundreds of shocks that day.