Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Understanding Dynamics of Synapses and Networks in Neuroscience

@inproceedings{Parmelee2016ApplicationsOD,
title={Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Understanding Dynamics of Synapses and Networks in Neuroscience},
author={Caitlyn M. Parmelee},
year={2016}
}

Adviser: Professor Carina Curto Mathematical modeling has broad applications in neuroscience whether we are modeling the dynamics of a single synapse or the dynamics of an entire network of neurons. In Part I, we model vesicle replenishment and release at the photoreceptor synapse to better understand how visual information is processed. In Part II, we explore a simple model of neural networks with the goal of discovering how network structure shapes the behavior of the network. Vision plays an… CONTINUE READING