Bezzi, M., Nieus, T., Coenen, O.J.-M.D. and D Angelo, E. An integrate-and-fire model of a cerebellar granule cell. Neurocomputing, 58-60:593-598, 2004.

Sony CSL authors: Michele Bezzi, Olivier Coenen


We present a simple spiking model that extends the classical integrate-and-fire neuron to reproduce the different dynamical behaviors observed in cerebellar granule cells. The model is two-dimensional: in addition to the membrane potential V , we consider a gating variable that models a slow K+ current. This current plays a major role in generating the rhythmic behavior and resonance in the model. Despite its simplicity this model is able to reproduce most of the properties observed in granule cell recordings and in numerical simulations with high-dimensional Hodgkin-Huxley models.

Keywords: cerebellum, granule, model, modeling, integrate-and-fire, cerebellar, spiking


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@ARTICLE { bezzi:04a, AUTHOR="Bezzi, M. and Nieus, T. and Coenen, O.J.-M.D. and D Angelo, E.", JOURNAL="Neurocomputing", PAGES="593-598", TITLE="An integrate-and-fire model of a cerebellar granule cell", VOLUME="58-60", YEAR="2004", }