Hi, does anyone know why the speed of transmission in a motor neurone would be increased by a long axon? It seems to me like it should be the opposite because the ions must travel farther. Thanks in advance!
This question has been addressed before in one of the posts so, i will just put it forward.
I used to think the same but this is the correct explanation: The longer the axon, the faster the transmission we can imagine it like a waterfall, if the top of waterfall is higher the water will have a much quicker velocity with the help of acceleration.
so, a longer axon will help increase the speed of transmission.
Hope it helps:)
Thank you very much!!!