Model program for the paper:
Tsutsui H, Oka Y.
Effects of characteristic dendritic tip geometry on the electrical
properties of teleost thalamic neurons.
J Neurophysiol 2001 May;85(5):2289-92
Running the mosinit.hoc program with Neuron recreates Fig 2A.
The fig2A.ses file can also be run by itself with Neuron.
The abstract from the paper:
Of the factors that characterize the properties and functions of
neurons, dendritic geometry is one of the most critical. We used
simulations employing the multi-compartment model to study the
effects of dendritic tip geometry on the electrical properties of
the "large cell" in a teleost thalamic nucleus from the corpus
glomerulosum. We demonstrated a dramatic geometrical "boosting"
effect; passive propagation of the synaptic inputs from the
dendritic tip to the soma through the dendritic stalk is less
attenuated in cells with larger tips.
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