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Therefore, DFP and spiking are inversely related with each other . 3 Reduced Models The computational complexity of conductance models prevents numerical simulations of large neural networks. Therefore, simpliﬁcations and approximations have been devised and employed by several authors [10–18, 43–50]. In the following, we shall consider networks composed from n model neurons. Their membrane potentials Ui (1 ≤ i ≤ n) span the observable state space, such that U ∈ Rn ; note that the proper phase space of the neural network might be of higher dimension.
75), we assume that the currents I¯j do not explicitly depend on the mean membrane potential, and that they change rather slowly in comparison to the density ρ (the “adiabatic ansatz”). 76) ¯ (t) and σ 2 (t) have to be as its stationary marginal distributions, where U U ¯ determined from I(t) and Rik . 77) 2 2σU with “erfc” denoting the complementary error function. In such a way, the stochastic threshold dynamics are translated into the typical sigmoidal activation functions f (x) employed in computational neuroscience [7–9,11–13,15, 16, 18].
89) Next, we have to describe the change of the current density. 90) i describes the postsynaptic transmembrane currents in the desired way as point sources and sinks located at xi . 91) i in complete analogy to electrostatics. 91) can be easily solved by choosing appropriate boundary conditions that exclude the interiors and the membranes of the cells from the 34 P. 92) where x denotes the observation site and ri = |x−xi | abbreviates the distance between the point sources and sinks Ii and x. If the distance of the observation site x is large in comparison to the respective distances of the current sources and sinks from each other, the potential φ(x) can be approximated by the ﬁrst few terms of a multipole expansion, φ(x) = 1 4πσ 1 x Ii + i 1 x3 Ii xi · x + .