Mathematical model of behavioral time scale plasticity (BTSP) of place fields (Shouval & Cone 2021)

Inspired by experiments showing the generation of place fields in hippocampal CA1 neurons, this model describes CA3 to CA1 synaptic plasticity occurring on behavioral time-scales (order of seconds). Presynaptic activity induces LTP and LTD eligibility traces which are converted into synaptic changes upon the occurrence of an instructive signal, corresponding to the plateau potential in experiments.

Model Type: Synapse

Region(s) or Organism(s): Hippocampus

Model Concept(s): Synaptic Plasticity; Place cell/field; Eligibility traces

Simulation Environment: MATLAB


Cone I, Shouval HZ. (2021). Behavioral time scale plasticity of place fields: Mathematical analysis Front. Comput. Neurosci.

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