NEURON is a simulation environment for developing and exercising models of neurons and networks of neurons. It is
particularly well-suited to problems where cable properties of cells play an important role, possibly including
extracellular potential close to the membrane), and where cell membrane properties are complex, involving many
ion-specific channels, ion accumulation, and second messengers. It evolved from a long collaboration between Michael
Hines and John W. Moore at the Department of Neurobiology, Duke University. Their express goal was to create a
tool designed specifically for solving the equations that describe nerve cells.