Which Model to Use for Cortical Spiking Neurons?

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2004) 15:1063-1070

Eugene M. Izhikevich

The Neurosciences Institute,
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive,
San Diego, CA, 92121.

Abstract. We discuss the biological plausibility and computational efficiency of some of the most useful models of spiking and bursting neurons. We compare their applicability to large-scale simulations of cortical neural networks.

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