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On the dynamics of a pair of coupled neurons subject to alternating input rates.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Biosystems
0303-2647
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
1-3
Pages
109–116
Identifiers
PMID: 15649595
Source
Medline

Abstract

We present a statistical analysis of the firing activity of two coupled neuronal units that interact according to a 'sending-receiving' model. The membrane potential's behavior of both units is described by the Stein equations under the additional assumption that the spikes released by the sending neuron constitute an extra excitation for the receiving one. We also assume the presence of an alternating behavior for the rates of inputs to the sending neuron. By means of ad hoc simulations, we obtain, and then discuss, some statistical results concerning the spike production times of the units within the subintervals of the alternating inputs, as well as the reaction times of the receiving neuron.

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