A comparision of Hodgkin-Huxley and soliton neural theories
- Institute of General Electrical Engineering, Chair of Electromagnetic Field Theory, University of Rostock, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 2, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Abstract. Hodgkin and Huxley were the pioneers to abstract biological neuron as an electric circuit and nerve signal as the voltage impulse. The Hodgkin-Huxley theory (Hodgkin and Huxley, 1952) has set the direction and defined the goals for much of the ensuing research in biophysics. However, in 2005, T. Heimburg and A. D. Jackson, biophysicists from Copenhagen proposed a new neural theory called Soliton theory (Heimburg and Jackson, 2005). In this theory, the nerve conduction is proposed as a density wave.
In this paper, Hodgkin-Huxley and Soliton theories are described and a theoretical comparison has been carried out throughout the analysis of the theories and models.