Propagating waves can explain irregular neural dynamics.

  title={Propagating waves can explain irregular neural dynamics.},
  author={Adam Keane and Pulin Gong},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={35 4},
Cortical neurons in vivo fire quite irregularly. Previous studies about the origin of such irregular neural dynamics have given rise to two major models: a balanced excitation and inhibition model, and a model of highly synchronized synaptic inputs. To elucidate the network mechanisms underlying synchronized synaptic inputs and account for irregular neural dynamics, we investigate a spatially extended, conductance-based spiking neural network model. We show that propagating wave patterns with… CONTINUE READING