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 […]

Abstract: Recreating a model of the oscillatory dynamics of the rat locus coeruleus through early infancy

Mammals cycle between the states of sleep and wakefulness, and the dynamics of sleep-wake cycles in infant mammals are especially interesting, as they greatly differ from those of adult mammals. In infants, this cycling is more rapid and is exponentially distributed. These states are associated with populations of neurons that are specific to each state. […]