A short introduction to how "integrate and fire" cells are implemented in NEURON. Network simulations that use only artificial spiking cells are extremely efficient, with runtimes proportional to the total number of synaptic inputs received and independent of the number of cells or problem time.
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Implementer(s): Hines, Michael [Michael.Hines at Yale.edu]