Mean-field equations for neural populations with q-Gaussian heterogeneities.

  title={Mean-field equations for neural populations with q-Gaussian heterogeneities.},
  author={Viktoras Pyragas and Kestutis Pyragas},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={105 4-1},
Describing the collective dynamics of large neural populations using low-dimensional models for averaged variables has long been an attractive task in theoretical neuroscience. Recently developed reduction methods make it possible to derive such models directly from the microscopic dynamics of individual neurons. To simplify the reduction, the Cauchy distribution is usually assumed for heterogeneous network parameters. Here we extend the reduction method for a wider class of heterogeneities… 

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