A prototype cell from which networks are built. There are 3 ways to get new Cell Types into the project:
- Use a hard-coded Cell Types as included with the code. There are a number of simple example cells which (e.g. Simple Cell, Purkinje Cell) can be added to the project. Select tab Cell Type -> Add New Cell Type to Project... and choose the prototype cell. Their initial morphology is hard coded in Java, but they can be edited in tab Visualisations -> (select the Cell Type in the drop down box) -> View. Select any Segment and press More... to edit (Note: it is best to display the cell with segments All solid, to make it easier to select individual segments)
- Cells based on imported morphology files, e.g. GenesisMorphReader where a morphology file (ending in .p) as used in GENESIS is specified. Select tab Cell Type -> Add New Cell Type to Project... and choose the morphology importer
- Cells imported from other neuroConstruct projects: Cell Type -> Add Cell Type from another Project...