(Elementary Objects of the Nervous System)
EONS V1.2 is a Windows program but can be also successfully installed and run on Mac and Linux. Please go to the HELP section for more details.
- Minimum: 1024×768, 16 bit color, 17” monitor
- Recommended: 1280×1024 or higher, 32 bit color, 19” monitor
- Suggested Memory
- Minimum: At least 512MB RAM
- Recommended: 1GB RAM
- Internet Connection
- Minimum: Dialup
- Recommended: T1/T3/Cable Modem/DSL
Our research focus consists in modeling hippocampal synaptic nonlinear dynamics and understanding their challenging complexity. Such modeling consists in understanding the role of the elements that comprise a synapse and participate in the transmission of information from the presynaptic terminal to post-synaptic density and more generally from a neuron to another. This also involves understanding the different interactions that exist between these elements and how geometry affects synaptic response.
Our research is done through a modeling platform called EONS (Elementary Objects of the Nervous System). This platform consists of a graphical interface in which elements that comprise a single glutamatergic synapse (both pre- and post-synaptically), their behavior as well as the underlying synaptic geometry can be modified. For example, EONS offers the ability to study the effect of voltage-gated calcium channels density and distribution, the number and location of receptors and more.
EONS v1.2 is the perfect tool to study the basic interactions between synaptic elements in a friendly manner. There are no complicated equations to write: all the models are predefined! This version is a great tool for first time users and students interested in learning about synapses, as well as for studying geometry and distribution hypotheses in a 2D rectangular geometry.
Notes for Mac and Linux users:
Do you have a Mac or Linux? Not a problem! It is possible to easily install EONS as well (this was tested successfully on OS 10.5+ and Ubuntu) using applications that create in a straight forward manner a virtual Windows environment. Please see the HELP section for further details.
Contour Generator (August 4, 2004)
In this application, the user can delineate the contours of a structure using a jpeg/gif image. The generated contours file becomes an input to the Mesh2D software to generate a 2D mesh.
Differential Equation Generator (January 24, 2006)
In this application, the user can interactively design kinetic equations and generate the corresponding equations that can be directly plugged into EONS.