Tatiana Prudnikova (BCCN Berlin / TU Berlin)

Noisy dynamics of a neuron with co-existing spiking and resting states

Begin: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 10:00 - 10:30
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BCCN Berlin
Lecture hall
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10115 Berlin



It is known that transition between resting and spiking states of a single neuron is in some cases associated with emergence of a limit cycle and simultaneous disappearance of resting state equilibria (e.g. a saddle-node on invariant circle bifurcation). We study a two-dimensional conductance based neuron model, which under certain parameter ranges has co-existing stable limit cycle and stable node, i.e. resting and spiking states exist at the same time. This can be reached through saddle homoclinic orbit bifurcation (also known as simply homoclinic bifurcation) by changing different parameters. In this work we use the time constant of potassium ion channel conductance. As we assume a noisy input to the neuron, the system can switch between resting and spiking states and thus execute different spiking patterns. We study transition between the patterns, show what different spiking timescales might be, and try to understand the shape of the interspike interval histogram.

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Master thesis defense in the International master program Computational Neuroscience

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Susanne Schreiber / Robert Martin

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