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Neural Computation

July 1, 2000, Vol. 12, No. 7, Pages 1643-1678
(doi: 10.1162/089976600300015295)
© 2000 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dynamics of Spiking Neurons with Electrical Coupling
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Abstract

We analyze the existence and stability of phase-locked states of neurons coupled electrically with gap junctions. We show that spike shape and size, along with driving current (which affects network frequency), play a large role in which phase-locked modes exist and are stable. Our theory makes predictions about biophysical models using spikes of different shapes, and we present simulations to confirm the predictions. We also analyze a large system of all-to-all coupled neurons and show that the splay-phase state can exist only for a certain range of frequencies.