08.Integrate and Fire Models Part 1

Integrate-and-fire Models

Integrate-and-fire Model

We call this integrate and fire because we assume that the presynaptic current will come in and superpose on each other and push the membrane potential to threshold, as then the neuron will fire.

This is explicitly demonstrated in the equations. We have a current as total current .

Most simple integrate-and-fire model is a soma constructed from a resistance and capacitor,

To generalize it we can introduce non-linear forms

Leaky Integrate-and-fire Model

Nonlinear Integrate-and-fire Model

The change of membrane potential doesn’t depend on the membrane potentials linearly anymore.

As an example, //quadratic// model by Latham et al, 2000, Feng, 2001, Hansel and Mato, 2001, use a quadratic dependence

Spike Response Mdoel

Just a nonlinear integrate-and-fire model.

where is the evolution of action potential for a firing, while is the response of neuron i with stimulation from neuron j, is called efficacy.

There are many interesting properties about SRM model.

  1. threshold depends on ;

The biological interpretation of the //response kernels// (, , and ) are explained in Gerstner’s book, section 4.2.1.

Here are the important questions to ask.

  1. What are the interpretation of kernels?
  2. How to model refractoriness using SRM? (In general, by tuning the three kernels)

FitzHugh-Nagumo model (refractoriness)

How exactly does hyperpolarization help us to understand refractoriness?

Relation to Leaky Integrate-and-fire Model


Removing some of the possible refractoriness from kernels and .

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