Neuron Simulation Virtual Lab

1. Understand Hodgkin-Huxley equations and its parameters in details and to model resting and action potentials, voltage and current clamp, pharmacological effects of drugs that block specific channels.
2. To visualize how resting ion channels maintain the resting potential and introduction of mathematical models used for studying this mechanism.
3. To study the importance of ion channels in neuronal signal propagation. To explore the importance of K+ channels and to study how it serves as a delayed rectifier and to understand the dynamic properties of Na+ channels on neural signaling.
4. To provide overview of capacitance and conductance properties of a nerve cell in action potential generation and propagation.
5. To study the pattern of firing patterns using channel specific drugs at varying concentrations.