Spectra and waiting-time densities in firing resonant and nonresonant neurons

Verechtchaguina, T., Schimansky-Geier, L., Sokolov, I. M. (2004) Spectra and waiting-time densities in firing resonant and nonresonant neurons. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 70 (3 Pt 1). 031916. ISSN 1539-3755 (Print)1539-3755 (Linking)

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15524558
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.031916

Abstract

The response of a neural cell to an external stimulus can follow one of two patterns: nonresonant neurons monotonically relax to the resting state after excitation while resonant ones show subthreshold oscillations. We investigate how these subthreshold properties of neurons affect their suprathreshold response. Conversely we ask the following: Can we distinguish between both types of neuronal dynamics using suprathreshold spike trains? The dynamics of neurons is given by stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo and Morris-Lecar models either having a focus or a node as the stable fixed point. We determine numerically the spectral power density as well as the interspike interval density in response to random (noiselike) signals. We show that the information about the type of dynamics obtained from power spectra is of limited validity. In contrast, the interspike interval density provides a very sensitive instrument for the diagnostics of whether the dynamics has resonant or nonresonant properties. For the latter value, we formulate a fit formula and use it to reconstruct theoretically the spectral power density, which coincides with the numerically obtained spectra. We underline that the renewal theory is applicable to analysis of suprathreshold responses even of resonant neurons.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action Potentials/*physiology Animals Biological Clocks/*physiology Computer Simulation Humans *Models, Neurological Models, Statistical Nerve Net/*physiology Neurons/*physiology Stochastic Processes Synaptic Transmission/*physiology
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > neural networks
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell functions > synaptic transmission
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Communities: CSHL labs > Engel lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 19:01
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 19:01
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/35100

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