A computer model of the enteric nervous system has been developed using MATLAB in order to determine the extent to which the nature of intestinal activity can be explained by our current understanding of the projections and connectivity of enteric neurones. The model is based on repeated, identical overlapping modules, each of which contains the same number of neurones and circular muscle. The connections between modules were derived from microanatomical data. This simple model explains some characteristic features of the generation of an intestinal motor pattern.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1996|
- Computer modelling
- Enteric nervous system
- Intestinal peristalsis