Computational models of developing neural systems

  title={Computational models of developing neural systems},
  author={Tim A. Hely},
Thework of this thesis has focused on creating computational models of developing neurons. Three different but related areas of research have been studied how cells make connections, what influences the shape of these connections and how neuronal network behaviour can be influenced by local interactions. In order to understand how cells make connections I simulated the dynamics of the neuronal growth cone a structure which guides the developing axon to its target cells. Results from the first… CONTINUE READING