Conceptual circuit models of neurons

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Electronic circuit analogues of biological membranes are presented, by which the passive channels are modeled as parallel and serial combinations of resistors (Ohmic conductors) and diffusors (negative non-Ohmic conductors), and the active channels of the one-way ion pumps are modeled as one-way inductors. We show that our simple analog models can reproduce known phenomena of membrane excitability such as the generation of action potentials and spike bursts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-297
Number of pages43
JournalJournal of Integrative Neuroscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2009


  • Action potential
  • Circuit model of neurons
  • Diffusive current
  • Electric current
  • Hysteresis
  • IV-curves
  • Ion pump
  • Ion pump current
  • Kirchhoff's laws
  • Passive channels
  • Resting potential
  • Spike burst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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