Biological Cybernetics

, Volume 97, Issue 5, pp 337–339

Lapicque’s 1907 paper: from frogs to integrate-and-fire

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00422-007-0190-0

Cite this article as:
Brunel, N. & van Rossum, M.C.W. Biol Cybern (2007) 97: 337. doi:10.1007/s00422-007-0190-0


Exactly 100 years ago, Louis Lapicque published a paper on the excitability of nerves that is often cited in the context of integrate-and-fire neurons. We discuss Lapicque’s contributions along with a translation of the original publication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Neurophysics and PhysiologyUniversité Paris Descartes, CNRS UMR 8119Paris Cedex 06France
  2. 2.Institute for Adaptive and Neural ComputationUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK