Figure 10.8

Elongation of a model neurite

Elongation of a model neurite over time in three growth modes (McLean and Graham, 2004; Graham et al., 2006). Achieved steady-state lengths are stable in each case, but there is a prominent overshoot and retraction before reaching steady state in the moderate growth mode.

Simulation environment:

Unzip the file and run CMNG_main.m in Matlab. It takes a little while to run the simulations before plotting the results.