CMPS272, Winter 2007, Section 01: EcgCA

The cells are either active, refractory or excitable. Every 100 timesteps a pulse is initiated in the top left corner of the grid. Edge cells have fewer neighbors and corner cells have the fewest. The rules are that active cells activate excitable neighbors but not refractory neighbors. Active cells are refractory for a certain number of immediately subsequent timesteps. Refractory cells aren't activated even if their neighbors are. Scroll to the bottom and click on "run" under "Periodic pacing with ECG". The applet that launches looks like an ECG and you can create arrythmias by clicking on the grid in the upper right! pretty cool... the link again is ECG CA

-- JoeSepp? - 09 Jan 2007