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Mathematical analysis and algorithms for efficiently and accurately implementing stochastic simulations of short-term synaptic depression and facilitation

McDonnell, Mark D.; Mohan, Ashutosh; Stricker, Christian


The release of neurotransmitter vesicles after arrival of a pre-synaptic action potential (AP) at cortical synapses is known to be a stochastic process, as is the availability of vesicles for release. These processes are known to also depend on the recent history of AP arrivals, and this can be described in terms of time-varying probabilities of vesicle release. Mathematical models of such synaptic dynamics frequently are based only on the mean number of vesicles released by each pre-synaptic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
DOI: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00058
Access Rights: Open Access


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