An Active Pulse Transmission Line Simulating Nerve Axon

  title={An Active Pulse Transmission Line Simulating Nerve Axon},
  author={Jin-ichi Nagumo and S. Arimoto and Shuji Yoshizawa},
  journal={Proceedings of the IRE},
To electronically simulate an animal nerve axon, the authors made an active pulse transmission line using tunnel diodes. The equation of propagation for this line is the same as that for a simplified model of nerve membrane treated elsewhere. This line shapes the signal waveform during transmission, that is, there being a specific pulse-like waveform peculiar to this line, smaller signals are amplified, larger ones are attenuated, narrower ones are widened and those which are wider are shrunk… Expand
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