Model of peripheral nerve with ephaptic coupling (Capllonch-Juan & Sepulveda 2020)

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We built a computational model of a peripheral nerve trunk in which the interstitial space between the fibers and the tissues is modelled using a resistor network, thus enabling distance-dependent ephaptic coupling between myelinated axons and between fascicles as well. We used the model to simulate a) the stimulation of a nerve trunk model with a cuff electrode, and b) the propagation of action potentials along the axons. Results were used to investigate the effect of ephaptic interactions on recruitment and selectivity stemming from artificial (i.e., neural implant) stimulation and on the relative timing between action potentials during propagation.
1 . Capllonch-Juan M, Sepulveda F (2020) Modelling the effects of ephaptic coupling on selectivity and response patterns during artificial stimulation of peripheral nerves. PLoS Comput Biol 16:e1007826 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Extracellular; Axon;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Myelinated neuron;
Gap Junctions:
Simulation Environment: NEURON; Python;
Model Concept(s): Ephaptic coupling; Stimulus selectivity;
	"intracellular 0":
			"type": "intracellular",
			"role": "stimulation",
			"axon": 0,
			"node of Ranvier": 1,
			"stimulation protocol":
					"type": "square pulses",
					"currents": [2.0e-3],
					"pulse onset times": [0.1],
					"pulse durations": [0.2]
	"right cuff":
			"type": "cuff",
			"role": "recording",
			"length": 3.0e4,
			"thickness": 240.0,
			"insulator resistivity": 1e9,
			"number of rings": 1,
			"pads per ring": 4,
			"angular positions": [0, 1.57079633, 3.14159265, 4.71238898],
			"inter-ring distance": 1e3,
			"ring-cuffend distance": 1.5e3,
			"z-position": 1.5e4