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Does anyone know what forward conduction is in relation to Bell and Magendie's discoveries about nerves?
-- Kathy Serfin (email@example.com), February 25, 2002
E. G. Boring, in A History of Experimental Psychology (Appleton- Century-Crofts, 1950) states:
"Bell established ... what was later called the 'law of forward direction in the nervous system,' that is to say, the fact that conduction in a nerve normally occurs in only one direction. This law is basal to the conception of reflex action and the reflex arc." (p. 32)
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2002.