Math 490N / Biol 595N Report Information

By Thursday, March 25, each group should have decided what topic, i.e. what paper or papers from the primary literature, to work on for the presentations and the written reports at the end of the semester. This topic needs to be approved by me before you do much work on the reading and understanding of the details of the paper. Specifically, the reports will be due April 29 and the presentations will be scheduled for April 20, 22, and 27.

The presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes each and should involve each group member in a significant way, that is, it should demonstrate that each person in the group made a significant contribution. That does not necessarily mean that each person presents part of the material, but that would be one way to arrange the presentation.

The reports should be 5 to 20 pages in length and written for your classmates. The report should include appropriate references, it should be well written, and correct both mathematically and scientifically. While it should do a good job of describing the main article on which the report is based, it does not have to cover the topic completely (and probably cannot do so in any case). The writing, the appropriateness of the references, and the mathematical and scientific correctness will all contribute to the final grade for the report. Unless there is some objection, copies of the reports will be distributed to the class and some material from the reports may be included on the final exam.

Some papers that might be of interest

Note: Many papers are available for downloading online through the Purdue Library, as long as you access it from a machine on the Purdue network. To do so, go to the Purdue Library Home Page and under the pulldown menu labeled "Select a Resource or Database", choose "E-journals". Then click on the letter for the name of the journal; this takes you to the first page of the list of journals whose titles begin with that letter. At the bottom of that screen, you can choose the page you want. Then, when you have found the name of the journal you're looking for, click on the link under the name in the left column; this will usually take you a place where you can download the article. If you have difficulty with this, let me know and I can get you a copy of the article(s) you want from this list.

  • C. R. Laing and C. C. Chow, A spiking neuron model for binocular rivalry, J. Computational Neuroscience, 12: 39 - 53, 2002.
  • G. Lemon, Fire-diffuse-fire calcium waves in confined intracellular spaces, Bull. Mathemtical Biology, 66: 65 - 90, 2004.
  • S.H. Jezzini, A.A.V. Hill, P. Kuzyk, and R.L. Calabrese, Detailed model of intersegmental coordination in the timing network of the leech heartbeat central pattern generator, J. Neurophysiol. 91: 958 - 977, 2004.
  • A.L. Weaver and S.L. Hooper, Relating network synaptic connectivity and network activity in the lobster (Panulirus interruptus) pyloric network, J. Neurophysiol. 90: 2378 - 2386, 2003.
  • B. Topp, K. Promislow, G. deVries, R.M. Miura, and D.T. Finegood, A model of beta cell mass, insulin, and glucose kinetics: pathways to diabetes, J. Theoretical Biology 206: 605 - 619, 2000.
  • J.G. Dilmore, B.S. Gutkin, and G.B. Ermentrout, Effects of dopaminergic modulation of persistent sodium currents on the excitability of prefrontal cortical neurons: A computational study, Neurocomputing 26: 107 - 115, 1999.
  • D. Terman, J.E. Rubin, A.C. Yew, and C.J. Wilson, Activity patterns in a model for the subthalamopallidal network of basal ganglia, J. Neuroscience 22: 2963 - 2976, 2002.
  • C. Linster and B.H. Smith, A computational model of the response of honey bee antennal lobe circuitry to odor mixtures: overshadowing, blocking, and unblocking can arise from lateral inhibition, Behavioural Brain Research 87: 1 - 14, 1997.

  • Last Update: March 2, 2004

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