Date of Award
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering - (M.S.)
Biomedical Engineering Committee
Stanley S. Reisman
David S. Kristol
John D. Carpinelli
The primary goal of this thesis is to develop a small, expandable neural network that oscillates when presented with an appropriate stimulus. This model will be used in the future as a base to create larger networks. Future studies of these larger networks may be used in the simulation of neuronal activity such biological oscillators.
This thesis encompasses a study of neuron activity, neural networks, neuron models and biological oscillators. The focus of the thesis is the modification and expansion of a single neuron simulation into a simulation of an interconnected multi-neuron oscillatory network.
A single neuron model based on the work of Hodgkin-Huxley is used to develop a simulation of a generalized, expandable, 3X3 (9 neuron) interconnected network.
The model is general enough to be expanded, include multiple neurons (inhibitory and excitatory) with multiple inputs and outputs, and be able to handle any set of random interconnections.
Aleksza, Mary Ellen Ellen, "A computer implementation of a multi-neuron expandable network" (1992). Theses. 2221.