Neuronal networks

Relatively simple neuronal network configurations can give rise to surprisingly rich repertoire of dynamic behaviours. For example, a stimulus can set off a cascade of population spikes:

Each population spike is driven by a specific synaptic dynamical behavior -- the availability of calcium, of neurotransmitter -- and the actual firing rate of the neuronal population:

Other mechanisms are for instance neuronal correlates of contrast invariance.

We have developed a C++ code which allows to explore the behavior of large neuronal networks in a systematic manner.