This package contains compartmental models of four reconstructed neocortical neurons (layer 3 Aspiny, layer 4 Stellate, layer 3 and layer 5 Pyramidal neurons) with active dendritic currents using NEURON. Running this simulation demonstrates that an entire spectrum of firing patterns can be reproduced in this set of model neurons which share a common distribution of ion channels and differ only in their dendritic geometry. The reference paper is: Z. F. Mainen and T. J. Sejnowski (1996) Influence of dendritic structure on firing pattern in model neocortical neurons. Nature 382: 363-366. See also http://www.cnl.salk.edu/~zach/methods.html and http://www.cnl.salk.edu/~zach/ More info in readme.txt file below made visible by clicking on the patdemo folder and then on the readme.txt file.
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Cell Type(s): Neocortex L5/6 pyramidal GLU cell; Neocortex L2/3 pyramidal GLU cell; Myelinated neuron; Neocortex spiny stellate cell
Currents: I Na,t; I K; I M; I K,Ca; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Active Dendrites; Influence of Dendritic Geometry; Detailed Neuronal Models
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Implementer(s): Mainen, Zach [Mainen at cshl.edu]
Mainen ZF, Sejnowski TJ. (1996). Influence of dendritic structure on firing pattern in model neocortical neurons. Nature. 382 [PubMed]