Crescent Loom

Action Potential Explorer

Launch now ⥤

html5 web version

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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 on another tab or computer. It contains questions and 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 was independently designed and programmed by Wick 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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