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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Spinal Cord

What speed do the nerves send messages to the brain?


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April 22, 2009 11:29PM

Nerve impulses travel up to 250 miles per hour. 119m/s (muscles)

76.2m/s (touch)

0.61m/s (pain) 100 m/s (passive)

20 - 30 m/s (thinking) "Depending on the type of fiber, the neural impulse travels at speed ranging from a sluggish 2 miles per hour to, in some myelinated fibers, a breackneck 200 or more miles per hour. But even this top speed is 3 million times slower than the speed of electricity through a wire."