Phase Response Properties of Rulkov Model Neurons

Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 191)


Neurons communicate using patterns of impulses (action potentials); practically all these patterns can, upon suitably chosen parameters, be reproduced by Rulkov’s phenomenological, low-dimensional, map-based neuron models. Here, using phase response curves, we show that Rulkov map neurons also respond to transient pulse stimulation in a way that is compatible with the biological examples. This is important because Rulkov maps are computationally very inexpensive, allowing to perform large-scale simulations of the brain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Neuroinformatics and Institute for Computational ScienceUniversity of ZürichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.ETH ZürichZurichSwitzerland

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