A set of interactive programs to study and analyze several models of excitable media in tissue. As the waves they produce propagate through the media, the models exhibit complex spatiotemporal dynamics that cannot be appreciated from an analysis of the underlying equations or even verbal descriptions.
Here, we allow users to perform in real time simulations of these models and to watch the patterns develop and change over time as the simulated dynamical waves propagate. The parameters governing the model's behavior can be changed on the fly to alter the dynamics. In addition, users can apply perturbations and periodic pacing, that change the patterns locally an globaly and watch the response.
The educational software we worked on is based on WebGL. That is, programs that run over the web on a browser, yet, they are very-very fast as they run on the GPU instead of the CPU.
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|Author Institutional Affiliation|
Evgeny Demidov, Elizabeth M. Cherry, and Flavio Fenton