Sleep Wake Cycles Update 4

There were a few bugs in my code that my research professor and I found which prevented the plotting of my graphs last week. One issue was, when I was plotting probability of a bout versus time, my probability array had one fewer element than my time array, an issue I easily fixed by adding […]

Sleep Wake Cycles update 3

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I spent a lot of the previous week trying to debug my code and find out why inhibition was not working as I wanted. I realized that because the neurons weren’t actually inhibiting each other, there must be some error in my fundamental code. I realized this because when I turned off the input to […]

Abstract: Modeling Neuronal Activity using systems of ordinary differential Equations and the Hodgkin Huxley Equations

Within the brainstem, there are two groups of cells that control sleep-wake cycles: sleep-active and wake-active cells. In infancy, mammals such as rats randomly switch in between bouts of sleep and wakefulness. During sleep bouts, the sleep population is active and inhibits the wake population. Due to a random fluctuation, wake-active cells can become active […]