MyFirstNEURON is a NEURON demo by Arthur Houweling and Terry Sejnowski.
Perform experiments from the book 'Electrophysiology of the Neuron' by John
Huguenard & David McCormick, or design your own one or two cell simulation.
For more information see http://www.cnl.salk.edu/~arthur/MyFirstNEURON.html
Salk Institute, Computational Neurobiology Lab
10010 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla CA 92037
Please download and extract zip file to see the brief manual.htm and
methods.htm for more information on MyFirstNEURON.
This manual and disk, available in IBM PC and Macintosh formats, accompanies
Shepherd's Neurobiology, 3/e. It can be used separately even though it is
keyed to the textbook. The 17 experiments investigate such areas as the
resting membrane potential, action potential, voltage clamp, physiological
properties of nerve cells, and synaptic potentials. The program allows
students to propagate the action potential, adjust various parameters and
observe the effects on nerve cell firing. Students will learn about
equilibrium potentials and the effects of changing ion concentrations, as
well as passive and active membrane properties. Separate experiments analyze
sodium ion and potassium ion currents, the voltage dependence of these
currents, and sleep vs. waking in single neurons. Study questions are provided
throughout. This ingeniously-designed program will benefit all undergraduate
students of neuroscience.