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The Hodgkin-Huxley Equations and the Concrete Model; Comments on Craver, Schaffner, and Weber

Bogen, Jim (2006) The Hodgkin-Huxley Equations and the Concrete Model; Comments on Craver, Schaffner, and Weber. In: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Symposia.

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    I claim that the Hodgkin-Huxley (HH) current equations owe a great deal of their importance to their role in bringing results from experiments on squid giant action preparations to bear on the study of the action potential in other neurons in other in vitro and in vivo environments. I consider ideas from Weber and Craver about role of Coulomb’s and other fundamental equations in explaining the action potential and in HH’s development of their equations. And I offer an embellishment to Schaffner’s emergent unifier conception of the HH model.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
    Specific Sciences > Biology
    Conferences and Volumes: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Symposia
    Depositing User: Justin Sytsma
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3290
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3290

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