"Central pattern generators (CPGs) frequently include bursting neurons that serve as pacemakers for rhythm generation. Phase resetting curves (PRCs) can provide insight into mechanisms underlying phase locking in such circuits. PRCs were constructed for a pacemaker bursting complex in the pyloric circuit in the stomatogastric ganglion of the lobster and crab. ..."
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Region(s) or Organism(s): Stomatogastric ganglion
Model Concept(s): Bursting
Simulation Environment: C or C++ program
Maran SK, Sieling FH, Demla K, Prinz AA, Canavier CC. (2011). Responses of a bursting pacemaker to excitation reveal spatial segregation between bursting and spiking mechanisms. Journal of computational neuroscience. 31 [PubMed]