Well things are wrapping up for my summer research session. I am now in the process of writing up my final project, which essentially includes typing up a summary, the equations, and compiling all of the figures into one place. I also have to do all of my typing in word, which normally is fine for papers, but normally for math-type things I like to use latex. But I downloaded the latest version of word, which has an equation editor and symbols, so hopefully that won’t be too painful.
As far as my project goes though, things are wrapping up pretty nicely. I have a good set of figures from the model and the data analysis that I did on the experimental data, and a replication of a figure from another paper that modeled action selection in the basal ganglia. In addition, I have figures for the output of the model. I also feel very confident in the parameters we are using- all are within the constraints. Very exciting! The next step now, after writing all of this up, is to replicate do some perturbation studies and see if we can replicate experimental data when the populations are ablated. That will be super exciting, especially if it all works out!