The authors use an in vitro cell model of a single acutely isolated thalamic neuron in the NEURON simulation environment to address and discuss questions in an undergraduate course. Topics covered include passive electrical properties, composition of action potentials, trains of action potentials, multicompartment modeling, and research topics. The paper includes detailed instructions on how to run the simulations in the appendix.
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Cell Type(s): Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cell
Currents: I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I h
Model Concept(s): Bursting; Tutorial/Teaching; Action Potentials
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Meuth P et al. (2005). Get the rhythm: modeling neuronal activity. Journal of undergraduate neuroscience education : JUNE : a publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. 4 [PubMed]