Dynamical structure underlying inverse stochastic resonance and its implications

Uzuntarla, Muhammet | Cressman John R. | Özer, Mahmut | Barreto, Erenest

Article | 2013 | Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics88 ( 4 )

We investigate inverse stochastic resonance (ISR), a recently reported phenomenon in which the spiking activity of a Hodgkin-Huxley model neuron subject to external noise exhibits a pronounced minimum as the noise intensity increases. We clarify the mechanism that underlies ISR and show that its most surprising features are a consequence of the dynamical structure of the model. Furthermore, we show that the ISR effect depends strongly on the procedures used to measure it. Our results are important for the experimentalist who seeks to observe the ISR phenomenon. © 2013 American Physical Society.

Effects of dynamic synapses on noise-delayed response latency of a single neuron

Uzuntarla, Muhammet | Özer, Mahmut | İleri, Uğur | Çalım, Ali | Torres, Joaquin J.

Article | 2015 | Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics92 ( 6 )

The noise-delayed decay (NDD) phenomenon emerges when the first-spike latency of a periodically forced stochastic neuron exhibits a maximum for a particular range of noise intensity. Here, we investigate the latency response dynamics of a single Hodgkin-Huxley neuron that is subject to both a suprathreshold periodic stimulus and a background activity arriving through dynamic synapses. We study the first-spike latency response as a function of the presynaptic firing rate f. This constitutes a more realistic scenario than previous works, since f provides a suitable biophysically realistic parameter to control the level of activity in . . .actual neural systems. We first report on the emergence of classical NDD behavior as a function of f for the limit of static synapses. Second, we show that when short-term depression and facilitation mechanisms are included at the synapses, different NDD features can be found due to their modulatory effect on synaptic current fluctuations. For example, an intriguing double NDD (DNDD) behavior occurs for different sets of relevant synaptic parameters. Moreover, depending on the balance between synaptic depression and synaptic facilitation, single NDD or DNDD can prevail, in such a way that synaptic facilitation favors the emergence of DNDD whereas synaptic depression favors the existence of single NDD. Here we report the existence of the DNDD effect in the response latency dynamics of a neuron. © 2015 American Physical Society Daha fazlası Daha az

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