brainmodels.neurons.AdExIF

class brainmodels.neurons.AdExIF(size, V_rest=- 65.0, V_reset=- 68.0, V_th=- 30.0, V_T=- 59.9, delta_T=3.48, a=1.0, b=1.0, tau=10.0, tau_w=30.0, R=1.0, method='euler', **kwargs)[source]

Adaptive exponential integrate-and-fire neuron model.

Model Descriptions

The adaptive exponential integrate-and-fire model, also called AdEx, is a spiking neuron model with two variables 1 2.

\[\begin{split}\begin{aligned} \tau_m\frac{d V}{d t} &= - (V-V_{rest}) + \Delta_T e^{\frac{V-V_T}{\Delta_T}} - Rw + RI(t), \\ \tau_w \frac{d w}{d t} &=a(V-V_{rest}) - w \end{aligned}\end{split}\]

once the membrane potential reaches the spike threshold,

\[\begin{split}V \rightarrow V_{reset}, \\ w \rightarrow w+b.\end{split}\]

The first equation describes the dynamics of the membrane potential and includes an activation term with an exponential voltage dependence. Voltage is coupled to a second equation which describes adaptation. Both variables are reset if an action potential has been triggered. The combination of adaptation and exponential voltage dependence gives rise to the name Adaptive Exponential Integrate-and-Fire model.

The adaptive exponential integrate-and-fire model is capable of describing known neuronal firing patterns, e.g., adapting, bursting, delayed spike initiation, initial bursting, fast spiking, and regular spiking.

Model Examples

Model Parameters

Parameter

Init Value

Unit

Explanation

V_rest

-65

mV

Resting potential.

V_reset

-68

mV

Reset potential after spike.

V_th

-30

mV

Threshold potential of spike and reset.

V_T

-59.9

mV

Threshold potential of generating action potential.

delta_T

3.48

Spike slope factor.

a

1

The sensitivity of the recovery variable \(u\) to the sub-threshold fluctuations of the membrane potential \(v\)

b

1

The increment of \(w\) produced by a spike.

R

1

Membrane resistance.

tau

10

ms

Membrane time constant. Compute by R * C.

tau_w

30

ms

Time constant of the adaptation current.

Model Variables

Variables name

Initial Value

Explanation

V

0

Membrane potential.

w

0

Adaptation current.

input

0

External and synaptic input current.

spike

False

Flag to mark whether the neuron is spiking.

t_last_spike

-1e7

Last spike time stamp.

References

1

Fourcaud-Trocmé, Nicolas, et al. “How spike generation mechanisms determine the neuronal response to fluctuating inputs.” Journal of Neuroscience 23.37 (2003): 11628-11640.

2

http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Adaptive_exponential_integrate-and-fire_model

__init__(size, V_rest=- 65.0, V_reset=- 68.0, V_th=- 30.0, V_T=- 59.9, delta_T=3.48, a=1.0, b=1.0, tau=10.0, tau_w=30.0, R=1.0, method='euler', **kwargs)[source]

Methods

__init__(size[, V_rest, V_reset, V_th, V_T, ...])

build_inputs([inputs, show_code])

build_monitors([show_code])

cpu()

cuda()

derivative(V, w, t, Iext)

ints([method])

Collect all integrators in this node and the children nodes.

load_states(filename[, verbose, check])

Load the model states.

nodes([method, _paths])

Collect all children nodes.

register_constant_delay(key, size, delay[, ...])

Register a constant delay.

run(duration[, dt, report, inputs, extra_func])

The running function.

save_states(filename[, all_vars])

Save the model states.

step(t_and_dt, **kwargs)

to(devices)

tpu()

train_vars([method])

The shortcut for retrieving all trainable variables.

unique_name([name, type])

Get the unique name for this object.

update(_t, _dt)

The function to specify the updating rule.

vars([method])

Collect all variables in this node and the children nodes.

Attributes

implicit_nodes

Used to wrap the implicit children nodes which cannot be accessed by self.xxx

implicit_vars

Used to wrap the implicit variables which cannot be accessed by self.xxx

target_backend

Used to specify the target backend which the model to run.