Effects of tissue electrical properties on neural excitation

Journal Article

The influence of anisotropy and inhomogeneity of tissue electrical conductivity on the relationship between the threshold current and the electrode-to-fiber distance was determined by computer simulation. Anisotropy affected both the slope and offset of the current-distance curve. Inhomogeneity also affected the slope and offset of the current-distance curves, and in some cases caused reversals in recruitment order. This study demonstrates the importance of accurate representation of tissue electrical properties when modeling extracellular electrical stimulation.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grill, WM

Published Date

  • December 1, 1996

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 349 - 350

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0589-1019

Citation Source

  • Scopus