BroomyCell: An introductory educational software for neuroscience BroomyCell: Sinirbilim için tanitici bir eǧitim yazilimi

Özcan Z., Yildirim O., Kayıkçıoğlu T.

29th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, SIU 2021, Virtual, Istanbul, Turkey, 9 - 11 June 2021 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu53274.2021.9477851
  • City: Virtual, Istanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: education, neuroscience, nerve cell, simulation, NEURON, hoc programming, software
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 IEEE.Nerve cells are the basic building blocks of the nervous system. Therefore, the first step in neuroscience education is the introduction of nerve cells. However, both the complexity of nerve cells and the difficulty of their experimental examination make it difficult to test nerve cells practically. Therefore, simulation of nerve cells is found to be significantly effective. The difficulty of examining this type of cells experimentally shows its effect on neuroscience education. This brings to the fore the necessity of virtual laboratory environments designed for use in education. In this study, BroomyCell, which is designed by us as an introductory educational software in neuroscience education, was introduced. With this desktop application, it is aimed that potential neuroscientists learn their fields experimentally and without the need for a physical laboratory.