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We analytically derive mean-field models for all-to-all coupled networks of heterogeneous, adapting, two-dimensional integrate and fire neurons. The class of models we consider includes the Izhikevich, adaptive exponential and quartic integrate and fire models. The heterogeneity in the parameters leads to different moment closure assumptions that can be… (More)

Recently, a class of two-dimensional integrate and fire models has been used to faithfully model spiking neurons. This class includes the Izhikevich model, the adaptive exponential integrate and fire model, and the quartic integrate and fire model. The bifurcation types for the individual neurons have been thoroughly analyzed by Touboul (SIAM J Appl Math… (More)

The hippocampus is a brain structure critical for memory functioning. Its network dynamics include several patterns such as sharp waves that are generated in the CA3 region. To understand how population outputs are generated, models need to consider aspects of network size, cellular and synaptic characteristics and context, which are necessarily ‘balanced’… (More)

Mean-field systems have been previously derived for networks of coupled, two-dimensional, integrate-and-fire neurons such as the Izhikevich, adapting exponential (AdEx) and quartic integrate and fire (QIF), among others. Unfortunately, the mean-field systems have a degree of frequency error and the networks analyzed often do not include noise when there is… (More)

Mean-field systems have been recently derived that adequately predict the behaviors of large networks of coupled integrate-and-fire neurons [14]. The mean-field system for a network of neurons with spike frequency adaptation is typically a pair of differential equations for the mean adaptation and mean synaptic gating variable of the network. These… (More)

A fundamental question in computational neuroscience is how to connect a network of spiking neurons to produce desired macroscopic or mean field dynamics. One possible approach is through the Neural Engineering Framework (NEF). The NEF approach requires quantities called decoders which are solved through an optimization problem requiring large matrix… (More)

- Wilten Nicola, Felix Njap, Katie Ferguson, Frances Skinner, Sue Ann Campbell
- BMC Neuroscience
- 2014

Mean field analysis gives accurate predictions of the behaviour of large networks of sparsely coupled and heterogeneous neurons Large networks of integrate-and-fire (IF) model neurons are often used to simulate and study the behaviour of biologically realistic networks. However, to fully study the large network behaviour requires an exploration of large… (More)

We analytically derive mean-field models for all-to-all coupled networks of heterogeneous, adapting, two-dimensional integrate and fire neurons. The class of models we consider includes the Izhikevich, adaptive exponential, and quartic integrate and fire models. The heterogeneity in the parameters leads to different moment closure assumptions that can be… (More)

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