Comment on "On biological signaling" by G. Nimtz and H. Aichmann, Z. Naturforsch. 75a: 507-509, 2020

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In 2005, we proposed that the nerve pulse is an electromechanical soliton (T. Heimburg and A. D. Jackson. "On soliton propagation in biomembranes and nerves," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., vol. 102, pp. 9790-9795, 2005). This concept represents a challenge to the well-known electrochemical Hodgkin-Huxley model. The soliton theory was criticized by Nimtz and Aichmann in a recent article in Zeitung fur Naturforschung A (G. Nimtz and H. Aichmann. "On biological signaling," Z. Naturforsch. A, vol. 75, pp. 507-509, 2020). Here, we wish to comment on some statements that we regard as misinterpretations of our views.

Original languageEnglish
JournalZeitschrift für Naturforschung. A, A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

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