Input synchrony and spike-timing dependent plasticity
Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, PO Box 3003, 216 Tianshui Street, Lanzhou Gansu, 730000, PR China
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Revised: 12 December 2002
Published online: 14 February 2003
The influence of a weight-dependent spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) rule on the temporal evolution and equilibrium state of a certain synapse is investigated. We show that under certain conditions, a spike-induced rate-learning scheme could be achieved. Through studying the situation when a single Hodgkin-Huxley neuron is driven by a large ensemble of input neurons, we find that synchronized firing of a sub population of input neurons may be important to information processing in the nervous system. Using simulations, we show that the temporal structure of the spike trains of these synchronized input neurons can be transmitted reliably; further, synapses from these neurons will increase stably due to the STDP rule and this may provide a mechanism for learning and information storage in biologically plausible network models.
PACS: 87.18.Sn – Neural networks / 87.16.Xa – Signal transduction / 87.17.Aa – Theory and modeling; computer simulation
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