Example: non_reliabilityΒΆ

Reliability of spike timing. See e.g. Mainen & Sejnowski (1995) for experimental results in vitro.

Here: a constant current is injected in all trials.

from brian2 import *

N = 25
tau = 20*ms
sigma = .015
eqs_neurons = '''
dx/dt = (1.1 - x) / tau + sigma * (2 / tau)**.5 * xi : 1 (unless refractory)
'''
neurons = NeuronGroup(N, model=eqs_neurons, threshold='x > 1', reset='x = 0',
                      refractory=5*ms)
spikes = SpikeMonitor(neurons)

run(500*ms)
plot(spikes.t/ms, spikes.i, '.k')
xlabel('Time (ms)')
ylabel('Neuron index')
show()