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rate_neuron_opn – Base class for rate model with output noise


Base class for rate model with output noise of the form

\[\tau dX_i(t) / dt = - X_i(t) + \mu + \phi( \sum w_{ij} \cdot \psi( X_j(t-d_{ij}) + \sqrt{\tau} \cdot \sigma \cdot \xi_j(t) ) )\]


\[\begin{split}\tau dX_i(t) / dt = - X_i(t) + \mu + \text{mult_coupling_ex}( X_i(t) ) \cdot \\ \phi( \sum w^{ > 0 }_{ij} \cdot \psi( X_j(t-d_{ij}) \\ + \sqrt{\tau} \cdot \sigma \cdot \xi_j(t) ) ) \\ + \text{mult_coupling_in}( X_i(t) ) \cdot \\ \phi( \sum w^{ < 0 }_{ij} \cdot \psi( X_j(t-d_{ij}) \\ + \sqrt{\tau} \cdot \sigma \cdot \xi_j(t) ) )\end{split}\]

Here \(xi_j(t)\) denotes a Gaussian white noise.

This template class needs to be instantiated with a class containing the following functions:

  • input (nonlinearity that is applied to the input, either psi or phi)

  • mult_coupling_ex (factor of multiplicative coupling for excitatory input)

  • mult_coupling_in (factor of multiplicative coupling for inhibitory input)

The boolean parameter linear_summation determines whether the input function is applied to the summed up incoming connections (True, default value, input represents phi) or to each input individually (False, input represents psi). In case of multiplicative coupling the nonlinearity is applied separately to the summed excitatory and inhibitory inputs if linear_summation=True.



Hahne J, Dahmen D, Schuecker J, Frommer A, Bolten M, Helias M, Diesmann M (2017). Integration of continuous-time dynamics in a spiking neural network simulator. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 11:34. DOI: https://doi.org./10.3389/fninf.2017.00034

See also

Neuron, Rate