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Mathematical modeling of neurons: Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo models

Grant number: 12/10426-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal researcher:Roberto Venegeroles Nascimento
Grantee:Fernando Henrique Gomes Zucatelli
Home Institution: Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição (CMCC). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil


The purpose of this project is to study the main mathematical models that describe the transmission of signals between neurons. We will start by studying the models pioneered by Hodgkin-Huxley (Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1963) and Fitzhugh-Nagumo. We will study their physiological reasons and also compare their main characteristics. These models will be studied by performing extensive numerical simulations and qualitative analyzes using techniques from dynamical systems theory.(AU)

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