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Neuron Modeling, Hodgkin-Huxley Equations, Power Series, Sensitive Dependence


Computational Neuroscience | Mathematics | Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Science and Mathematics Education


A neural cell or neuron is the basic building block of the brain and transmits information to other neurons. This paper demonstrates the complicated dynamics of the neuron through a numerical study of the Hodgkin-Huxley differential equations that model the ionic mechanisms of the neuron: slight changes in parameter values and inputted electrical impulses can lead to very different (unexpected) results. The methods and ideas developed for the ordinary differential equations are extended to partial differential equations for Hodgkin-Huxley networks of neurons in one, two and three dimensions.



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