Informal Seminar
You have a new invitation for the Informal Seminar on November 2, 2017!

November 2, 2017

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Bernstein Center Freiburg

Thursday, 2 November 2017


16:00 h


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Library BCF
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg


Hosted by Stefan Rotter

An analytical theory for spiking neurons driven by colored noise

Existing mean field theories of spiking neural networks largely neglect the second order statistics of spike trains. This approximation hampers the understanding of real network dynamics, which can indeed be strongly influenced by related phenomena, like slow fluctuations. We develop an analytical theory for the spike train auto-covariance of leaky integrate-and-fire neurons driven by colored noise. A recently developed expansion in terms of the eigenfunctions of the corresponding Fokker–Planck equation is extended to the case of colored noise input, modeled by a Markov embedding. This theory constitutes a big step towards a self-consistent description of network dynamics including its covariance structure.


The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!



Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau