Crescent Loom

~ Action Potential Explorer ~

Launch now ⥤

web version (chrome recommended)

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This is a short interactive explorable that shows the dynamics of action potentials in neurons. It has been designed to expose neuron electrophysiology in a way that is easy to play & tinker with.

I recommend approaching this with the exploration guidebook open in another tab (splitscreen if possible) or on another computer. It contains prompts to guide your exploration of the simulation.

Features include:


This simulation was created as part of Crescent Loom, an in-development game about weaving the bodies and brains of underwater creatures. It is independently designed and programmed by Olive Perry and was funded through Kickstarter.

If you have problems, questions, or requests, please let me know at ! This is still very much a work-in-progress, so feedback and suggestions are appreciated.

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