ELFENN: A Generalized Platform for Modeling Ephaptic Coupling in Spiking Neuron Models

  title={ELFENN: A Generalized Platform for Modeling Ephaptic Coupling in Spiking Neuron Models},
  author={Aaron R. Shifman and J. E. Lewis},
  journal={Frontiers in Neuroinformatics},
The transmembrane ionic currents that underlie changes in a cell's membrane potential give rise to electric fields in the extracellular space. In the context of brain activity, these electric fields form the basis for extracellularly recorded signals, such as multiunit activity, local field potentials and electroencephalograms. Understanding the underlying neuronal dynamics and localizing current sources using these signals is often challenging, and therefore effective computational modeling… Expand
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