The enteric neural network and three dimensional computer modelling of intestinal peristalsis

S. Randhawa, H. Nazeran, R. Mayo, S. J.H. Brookes, M. Costa

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)168-171
    Number of pages4
    JournalAustralasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1996


    • Computer modelling
    • Enteric nervous system
    • Intestinal peristalsis
    • Simulation

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