[Comp-neuro] Virtual Physiology for Teaching: SimNerv, SimNeuron etc.
Hans Albert Braun
braun at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Jun 4 18:54:01 CEST 2014
we would like to draw your attention to the recently reprogrammed
"*Virtual Physiology*" teaching tools, including two neurophysiology
labs: SimNerv and SimNeuron. More information is given on our website
www.virtual-physiology.com from where you also can download fully
functioning demo versions for Windows.
**SimNerv* offers a realistic lab environment on the computer screen to
perform classical experiments of compound action potential recordings
from the frog sciatic nerve. All parameters of the stimulating and
recording devices are freely adjustable. Mathemathical algorithms
guarantee for appropriate reactions of the nerves, also considering
their physological diversity.
*SimNeuron* offers easy to overlook laboratories for voltage- and
current clamp experiments on the basis of simplified Hodgkin-Huxley type
equations, described, for example, in Tchaptchet et al., Brain Res,
1536: 159-167. A neuron editor allows altering the neuron's parameters
to examine their impact on the neurons' dynamics.
In addition to these neurophysiology labs you also can download fully
functioning demo versions of *SimMuscle* and *SimHeart*, featuring
classical experiments with nerve-muscle preparations of the frog and
with the isolated heart of the rat in the widely used Langendorff set-up
for drug perfusion.
To ask for more information, reprints (see short list below), or prices
for fully licensed versions for teaching, please, send a reply.
We hope you and your students will enjoy working in the virtual
Hans Braun and the Virtual Physiology team
*/SimNeuron related references:/*
Tchaptchet A, Postnova S, Finke C, Schneider H, Huber MT, Braun HA
(2013): Modelin Neuronal Activity in Relation to Experimental
Voltage-/Patch-Clamp Recordings. Brain Res 1536: 159-167,
-/or send a mail to braun at uni-marburg.de
Postnova S, Finke C, Huber MT, Voigt K, Braun HA (2011):
Conductance-Based Models of Neurons and Synapses for the Evaluation of
Brain Functions, Disorders and Drug Effects. In: Biosimulation in
Biomedical Research, Health Care and Drug Development. Eds.: Erik
Mosekilde, Olga Sosnovtseva, Amin Rostami-Hodjegan. Springer, Wien - New
York, pp 93 -- 126. /Can be downloaded from our website
//*/General reports on the first Virtual Physiology release:/*
Braun HA (2003) Virtual versus real laboratories in life-science
education: Concepts and experiences. In: Jukes N and Chiuia M (Eds) From
guinea pig to computer mouse. Interniche, pp 81-87. /Can be downloaded
from our website www.virtual-physiology .com/
Bahar S (2000) The Real and Virtual Laboratory: A Conversation with Dr.
Hans Braun. In: The Biological Physicist, The Newsletter of the Division
of Biological Physics of the American Physical Society. Vol.1 No.1 June
2001 p 5-7. /Can be downloaded from our website www.virtual-physiology .com/
*/A recent Poster for the 2014 Conference of the German Physiological
//Braun HA, Tchaptchet A, dell Oro-Friedl J, Immer D, Schneider H,
Braun T, Postnova S, Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya O, Schwabedal J,
Wenzel S, Voigt K, Hirsch M: Learning by Doing with the Virtual
Physiology Series:Physiological and Pharmacological in silico
Experiments. /Can be downloaded from our website www.virtual-physiology
Hans A. Braun
Neurodymics Lab, Institute of Physiology,
Philipps University of Marburg
Deutschhaustr. 2, D-35037 Marburg, Germany
Phone: +49 6421 286-2305, Mobile: +49 173 319 3028,
email: braun at staff.uni-marburg.de
see also: www.virtual-physiology.com/
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