Model of peristalsis in the dorsal blood vessel of Lumbriculus variegatus (Halfmann and Crisp 2011)

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The blackworm, Lumbriculus variegatus, has a segmented dorsal blood vessel that acts as a peristaltic pump to move blood through its closed circulatory system. Here, we conducted a kinematic study using videography and computational modeling as a first step toward understanding the control of DBV pulsation. A simple feed-forward system of distributed, coupled neuronal oscillators is a sufficient model was a sufficient model to explain the control of pulsation in the blackworm.
Reference:
1 . Halfmann K, Crisp K (2011) A Kinematic Study of Pulsation in the Dorsal Blood Vessel of the blackworm, Lumbriculus variegatus IMPULSE-An Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience :1-10
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Model Type: Neuromuscular Junction;
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Simulation Environment: Python;
Model Concept(s): Invertebrate;
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readme.txt
Halfmann_Crisp_Model.py
                            
This is the readme for the model associated with the paper:

Halfmann K, Crisp K (2011) A Kinematic Study of Pulsation in the
Dorsal Blood Vessel of the blackworm, Lumbriculus variegatus
IMPULSE-An Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience :1-10

This python model in Halfmann_Crisp_Model.py was contributed by Kameko
Halfmann.

The model requiress VPython, MatPlotLib, easygui and numpy modules.

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