Spike Timing Reliability in a Stochastic Hodgkin-Huxley Model

  • Elad Schneidman
  • Barry Freedman
  • Idan Segev


The Hodgkin-Huxley (HH) formulation [1] describes the excitable nature of neurons, through a set of deterministic differential equations for the neuron’s ion conductances. These conductances, which range continuously from zero to some maximum, are made out of individual ion channels which are inherently discrete and stochastic. Correspondingly, the electrical activity of nerve cells would be more accurately described by a set of biophysically-inspired stochastic equations, rather than by deterministic equations.


Spike Train Channel Stochasticity Spike Timing Regular Spike Spike Firing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elad Schneidman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Barry Freedman
    • 1
  • Idan Segev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology, Institute of Life Sciences and Center for Neural ComputationHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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