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poisson_generator – Simulated neuron firing with Poisson process statistics

Description

The poisson_generator simulates a neuron that is firing with Poisson statistics, i.e. exponentially distributed interspike intervals. It will generate a _unique_ spike train for each of it’s 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.

Parameters

The following parameters appear in the element’s status dictionary:

rate

spikes/s

Mean firing rate

origin

ms

Time origin for device timer

start

ms

Begin of device application with resp. to origin

stop

ms

End of device application with resp. to origin

Sends

SpikeEvent

See also

Device, Generator