Example: reliabilityΒΆ

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

from brian2 import *

# The common noisy input
N = 25
tau_input = 5*ms
input = NeuronGroup(1, 'dx/dt = -x / tau_input + (2 /tau_input)**.5 * xi : 1')

# The noisy neurons receiving the same input
tau = 10*ms
sigma = .015
eqs_neurons = '''
dx/dt = (0.9 + .5 * I - x) / tau + sigma * (2 / tau)**.5 * xi : 1
I : 1 (linked)
'''
neurons = NeuronGroup(N, model=eqs_neurons, threshold='x > 1',
                      reset='x = 0', refractory=5*ms)
neurons.x = 'rand()'
neurons.I = linked_var(input, 'x') # input.x is continuously fed into neurons.I
spikes = SpikeMonitor(neurons)

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