Math Colloquium @ Bryn Mawr: "Dynamics of sleep-wake regulation"Math Colloquium @ Bryn Mawr: "Dynamics of sleep-wake regulation"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/233371Bryn Mawr, Park 328.2013-03-04T16:00:002013-03-04T17:00:00
March 4, 4:00PM
Bryn Mawr, Park 328.
Cecilia Diniz Behn (Gettysburg College). Park 328.
Bi-College Math Colloquium
"Dynamics of sleep-wake regulation"
Cecilia Diniz Behn, Gettysburg College
Tea at 3:30 in Math Lounge (Park 355)
Talk at 4:00 in Park 328
Abstract: Sleep and wake states are regulated by the coordinated activity of neuronal populations in the brainstem and hypothalamus. Synaptic interactions among these populations define sleep-wake regulatory networks; however, the structure and dynamics of these networks, particularly with respect to the regulation of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, are not well understood. We have developed a mathematical modeling framework that is uniquely suited for investigating the dynamics of sleep-wake regulation. I will discuss our analysis of network dynamics and the interplay between deterministic and stochastic model properties in the production of physiological sleep-wake behavior.
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