Hodgkin Huxley Neuron Models
- Hodgkin and Huxley got the Nobel prize in Physiology in 1963 largely
for the work on this model.
- Unlike point models, the Hodgkin Huxley model is based on
gates and channels.
- This accounts for the way a spike works.
- Of course the model is not the reason they got the prize, but
the under lying mathematics, the idea of channels, and the
alignment to biology.
- In the 50s and 60s proposing a mathematically solid model
of aspects of a neuron was extermely important.
- Currently, a lot of relatively sophisticated models use this
channel and gating mechanism to account for the behaviour
of neurons via neurotransmitters.