Title: | Seeing lines with Differential Equations |

Speaker: | Melinda Koelling Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI |

Abstract: | The approximately 100 billion neurons in your brain communicate byelectrical signals. In this talk, we will look at how about half abillion of them might work together to make it possible for you to seelines. I will discuss known physical properties of these neurons and howto model them. The model will involve some equations involving the rateof change of the voltage across the cell membrane of the neurons --differential equations. I will then talk about how to solve theseequations. This talk is intended for people who may not be familiar withdifferential equations, neuroscience, and mathematical modeling, butwho want to know more. |

Location: | Palenske 227 |

Date: | 9/15/2005 |

Time: | 3:10 PM |

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