Chapter 29

Simplified Model of Spiking Neurons

Pascal Wallisch

The task of understanding how different areas of the brain interact with each other to perform higher level functions such as motor coordination and speech is a major interest of modern neuroscience, but also an extremely difficult one. Many factors contribute to the global dynamics of neural networks. The goal of this chapter is to study a computationally efficient spiking cortical neuron model first introduced by Izhikevich in 2003, and to generalize this model to a network of neurons. Ultimately, you will obtain and examine a raster plot of modeled network activity.


delta rhythms; theta rhythms; alpha rhythms; beta rhythms; gamma rhythms

29.1 Goal of This Chapter

The goal of ...

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