testsuite::test_iaf_psp

Command: testsuite::test_iaf_psp


Synopsis
(test_iaf_psp) run -> compare response with reference data

References

[1] Rotter S & Diesmann M (1999) Exact simulation of time-invariant linear
systems with applications to neuronal modeling. Biologial Cybernetics
81:381-402.

Description


test_iaf_psp.sli checks the voltage response of the iaf_neuron
model neuron to a single incoming spike. The voltage excursion is
called post-synaptic potential (PSP). In the iaf_neuron model neuron
the post-synaptic current is described by an alpha-function
(see [1] and references therein). The resulting PSP has a finite
rise-time with voltage and current beeing zero in the initial
condition (see [1]).

The dynamics is tested by connecting a device that emits spikes
at individually configurable times (see test_spike_generator) to
a model neuron.

The weight of the connection specifies the peak value (amplitude)
of the post-synaptic current (PSC) in pA.

The subthreshold dynamics of the iaf_neuron is integrated exactly.
Therefore it is suitable to check whether the simulation kernel
produces results independent of the computation step size
(resolution).

In order to obtain identical results for different computation
step sizes h the SLI script needs to be independent of h.
This is achieved by specifying all time parameters in milliseconds
(ms). In particular the time of spike emission and the synaptic
delay need to be integer multiples of the computation step sizes
to be tested. test_iaf_dc_aligned_delay demonstrates the strategy
for the case of DC current input.

The expected output is documented and briefly commented at the end of
the script.

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