Nerve Cells Work
Resources on the Internet
Silvia Helena Cardoso,
PhD and Renato M. E. Sabbatini, PhD
Reviews on Neuron Morphology
A quick review about the physiology of
Camera, Action Potential!!
Basic text for lay
persons, with some illustrations about the physiology of nerve cells, by
Dr. Eric Chudler, in "Neuroscience for Kids"
Virtual Neurophysiology Lab
An on-line interactive
lab, in Java, which allows the student to carry out virtual "experiments"
with a leech's nervous system. Developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
This is a simulation software for membrane
phenomena and for learning the electrophysiology of the neuron. Developed
by Arthur Houweling, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, EUA.
Excellent software for on-line simulation
using Java. It permits the learning of the Nernst/Goldman law (resting
membrane electrochemical equilibrium), and extensive experimentation. Developed
by Steven Wright, Univ. Arizona, USA.
An extensive and in-depth text for learning
the basic phenomena underlying the membrane potential, by Dr. Steven Wright
(Univ. Arizona). Read the text then perform the experiments, using the
Sodium Pump Calculator and the Nernst
Equlibrium Potential Calculator
A set of two static simulations (equation
solvers) with the aim of teaching membrane physiology, developed by T.M.
Dwyer at the Dept. of Physiology, University of Mississipi at Jackson,
MI, USA. See also the paper
published on the American Journal of Physiology. There is also a number
exercises in the form of quizzes and a set of on-line
in Neuronal Modeling : From Ions to Networks
A specialized book by Christof Kock and
Idan Segev, Christof Koch, teaches how to simulate membrane phenomena,
action potentials, neural networks, etc., using computers. Highly advanced,
has mathematical models in basic neurobiology.
State University of Campinas
An Initiative: Center
for Biomedical Informatics
Published on 25.July.1999