MATH 891-002, BIOL 890-001
January 13 – February 10, Wednesday 4:30pm – 7:00 pm
The course will begin with a review of basic neurobiology and muscular biology. We will then discuss traditional mathematical models in neuromechanics, including the Hodgkin Huxley equations, Hill muscle model, and integrate and fire models. We will then develop integrative models for connecting motor neurons, neuromuscular junctions, muscle activation, muscle contraction, resulting limb movement, and sensory feedback. The results of these models will be compared to experimental data. By Laura Miller (Biology and Applied Math), Katie Newhall (Applied Math), seeking experimentalist in UNC SoM.