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Colin F. C. Thomson
The Morris-Lecar Model is an abstraction of the Hodgkin-Huxley Model that has two state variables: the voltage within the neuron and a potassium gating variable. This model gives three presets for parameters and allows the user to open a new window to see the phase space. By viewing the phase space and adjusting the parameters him- or herself, the user can gain a complete understanding of the dynamics of this neuron abstraction.
The Morris-Lecar Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.
Published September 18, 2012
Last Modified July 22, 2013
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The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Morris-Lecar Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
Last Modified September 18, 2012