Prediction of single neuron spiking activity using an optimized nonlinear dynamic model

A. Mitra, A. Manitius, T. Sauer
2012 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
The increasing need of knowledge in the treatment of brain diseases has driven a huge interest in understanding the phenomenon of neural spiking. Researchers have successfully been able to create mathematical models which, with specific parameters, are able to reproduce the experimental neuronal responses. The spiking activity is characterized using spike trains and it is essential to develop methods for parameter estimation that rely solely on the spike times or interspike intervals (ISI). In
more » ... his paper we describe a new technique for optimization of a single neuron model using an experimental spike train from a biological neuron. We are able to fit model parameters using the gradient descent method. The optimized model is then used to predict the activity of the biological neuron and the performance is quantified using a spike distance measure. *A. Mitra is with the
doi:10.1109/embc.2012.6346482 pmid:23366443 dblp:conf/embc/MitraMS12 fatcat:x4whqyvrlfgfbpju43ohkbklui