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Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Network Model Documents

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Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Network Model 

written by Colin F. C. Thomson

The Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Network Model uses a network of Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire neurons to demonstrate how connectivity influences network synchrony. The user selects the number of neurons and the degree of connectivity, and can see how the neurons synchronize over time. In addition, the user can watch the potential of a single neuron. Although the dynamics of a single neuron do not change, the network architecture has a dramatic effect on how quickly the neurons will synchronize.

The Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Network Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.   Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Published December 22, 2012
Last Modified June 11, 2014

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Source Code Documents

Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Network Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Bead on a Quadratic Integrate-and-Fire Neuron Network Model.  Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified December 22, 2012

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