### Abstract

Among animals with simple neural systems are the nematodes (round worms). The complete neural circuitry of a nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, is known. It comprises 302 neurons which have a simple geometrical shape and are connected by about 20 synapses per neuron. We have developed a model for neural networks which use the electrotonic mode of operation. The model is based on transmission line theory for the neural processes, and the electrochemistry of synapses. Combining processes and synapses according to the circuity of a given neural system yields a model in the form of coupled partial differential equations for the intracellular electric potential of the neurons. A computer simulation of the neural system in question is obtained by solving these equations numerically.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 350 |

Number of pages | 1 |

Journal | Neural Networks |

Volume | 1 |

Issue number | 1 SUPPL |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1988 |

Externally published | Yes |

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- Neuroscience(all)

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*Neural Networks*,

*1*(1 SUPPL), 350. https://doi.org/10.1016/0893-6080(88)90378-4

**Computer simulation of the motor-neural system of a simple invertebrate.** / Niebur, Ernst; Erdos, P.

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*Neural Networks*, vol. 1, no. 1 SUPPL, pp. 350. https://doi.org/10.1016/0893-6080(88)90378-4

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T1 - Computer simulation of the motor-neural system of a simple invertebrate

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