Update: Week 7!

This week I have been wrapping up my project! It is crazy to think how quickly the last 7 weeks have gone by. Last week I finished up my basic set-up of the Integrate and Fire model. I am simulating a population of sleep neurons and a population of wake neurons. These populations inhibit each […]

Update 2: Switching Models

I made significant progress on my project this week! After spending the last couple of weeks using the Hodgkin-Huxley model, I switched to using a different model called Integrate and Fire. The Hodgkin-Huxley model is much more detailed, and is more closely able to model what the membrane potential of a neuron looks like, but […]

Five Weeks Done!

The last five weeks of my project have been extremely challenging and educational. I have been learning how to model neurons using the Hodgkin-Huxley model, a popular model in computational neuroscience. In this model, we track the movement of various ions through the neuron cell membrane and the resulting effect on membrane voltage usingĀ using ordinary […]