poisson_generator – Generate spikes with Poisson process statistics
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Description
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The ``poisson_generator`` simulates a neuron that is firing with Poisson
statistics, that is, exponentially distributed interspike intervals. It will
generate a `unique` spike train for each of its targets. If you do not want
this behavior and need the same spike train for all targets, you have to use a
``parrot_neuron`` between the poisson generator and the targets.
.. include:: ../models/stimulation_device.rst
rate
Mean firing rate (spikes/s)
Set parameters from a stimulation backend
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The parameters in this stimulation device can be updated with input
coming from a stimulation backend. The data structure used for the
update holds one value for each of the parameters mentioned above.
The indexing is as follows:
0. rate
Sends
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SpikeEvent
See also
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:doc:`Device `, :doc:`Generator `
Examples using this model
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.. listexamples:: poisson_generator