Neurons in Action 2: Tutorials and Simulations using NEURON

John W. Moore, Emeritus, Duke University and Ann E. Stuart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John W. Moore, Emeritus, Duke University and Ann E. Stuart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Neurons in Action 2: Tutorials and Simulations using NEURON

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New Update - Mac users on 10.11 who downloaded the software before October 27th, 2015 will need to apply an update.

Neurons in Action 2 is the second version of a unique software learning tool that combines hyperlinked text with NEURON simulations of laboratory experiments in neurophysiology. Version 2 features nine new tutorials introducing new channel types, single-channel simulations, and a redesigned interface. Neurons in Action's moving graphs provide insight into nerve function that is simply not possible with conventional, static text and figure presentations. Students discover how changing parameters such as neuronal geometry, ion concentrations, ion channel densities, and degree of myelination affect the generation of action potentials, synaptic potentials, and the spread or propagation of voltages within a neuron. For instructors, minimovies of NEURON simulations are provided for use in lectures.

Visit the Neurons in Action Website

Read about various teaching uses of Neurons in Action in the online journal Brains, Minds, and Media.

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Windows

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • Current version of Firefox

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.6-10.11

 

NEURON was developed at Duke University Medical Center, Yale University and the Marine Biological Laboratory.
© Michael L. Hines, John W. Moore, and Ted Carnevale.
More information is available at:
http://neuron.duke.edu
http://www.neuron.yale.edu

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John W. Moore is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center. He earned a B.S. in Physics at Davidson College, and a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Virginia. His work, spanning some four decades, has encompassed characterizing the ionic channels in squid axons under a variety of experimental conditions (e.g., treatment with ions, drugs, toxins, etc.), propagation of impulses in normal axons under a variety of experimental conditions, and synaptic transmission at neuromuscular junctions.

Ann E. Stuart is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. in Biology at Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Physiology at Yale University with John G. Nicholls, and has done postdoctoral work with Zach Hall and Susumu Hagiwara. The aim of Dr. Stuart's laboratory has been to understand the first stages of processing in an invertebrate visual system.

The authors wish to acknowledge the participation in this endeavor of their son, Jonathan Stuart-Moore, who contributed his skills in computer graphics and also made it possible for Neurons in Action to run on the Macintosh platform.

In this carefully designed book, John Moore and Ann Stuart demystify the basics of nerve function through a series of logical and well-written text-based tutorials with accompanying computer simulations… The computer-based format is ideal for professors and teaching assistants to use in the classroom. The inclusion of classic experimental papers on the CD also makes the experience somewhat of a history lesson as well… The entire simulation environment is contained on the CD, can be easily installed locally on a PC or Mac, and runs quickly using Mozilla Firefox… Overall, Moore and Stuart certainly have created a highly recommendable method for learning and teaching neurophysiology. Readers can now, from the comfort of their own homes, finally vanquish those former physiology demons in a fun and interactive manner—and learn a bit of history, too.
—Arjun V. Masurkar, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

Read the full review here.

“This program is a wonderful tool to bring to life concepts that are difficult to describe verbally. The tutorials can be used in beginner and advanced classes as the student's understanding develops.”
—Lora Becker, University of Evansville

“This simulation-based learning tool is extremely well planned and implemented. The guided tutorials are uniformly excellent with a range of questions, progressively more thought provoking, that lead to discovery.”
—John Rinzel, New York University

More reviews and commentary can be found on the Neurons in Action website.

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