Oscillating neurons in the cochlear nucleus (Bahmer Langner 2006a, b, and 2007)

"Based on the physiological and anatomical data, we propose a model consisting of a minimum network of two choppers that are interconnected with a synaptic delay of 0.4 ms (Bahmer and Langner 2006a) . Such minimum delays have been found in different systems and in various animals (e.g. Hackett, Jackson, and Rubel 1982; Borst, Helmchen, and Sakmann 1995). The choppers receive input from both the auditory nerve and an onset neuron. This model can reproduce the mean, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation of the ISI and the dynamic features of AM coding of choppers."

Model Type: Realistic Network

Cell Type(s): Cochlear ganglion cell Type II; CN stellate cell; Ventral cochlear nucleus T stellate (chopper) neuron; Abstract integrate-and-fire leaky neuron

Model Concept(s): Audition

Simulation Environment: NEURON; MATLAB

Implementer(s): Bahmer, Andreas [Andreas.Bahmer at kgu.de]


Bahmer A, Langner G. (2006). Oscillating neurons in the cochlear nucleus: II. Simulation results. Biological cybernetics 95 [PubMed]

Bahmer A, Langner G. (2006). Oscillating neurons in the cochlear nucleus: I. Experimental basis of a simulation paradigm. Biological cybernetics 95 [PubMed]

Langner G, Bahmer A. (2007). Simulation of oscillating neurons in the cochlear nucleus: a possible role for neural nets, onset cells, and synaptic delays Hearing - from basic research to applications (Proc. of International Symp. of Hearing)

Bahmer A, Langner G. (2009). A simulation of chopper neurons in the cochlear nucleus with wideband input from onset neurons. Biological cybernetics 100 [PubMed]

Bahmer A, Langner G. (2010). Parameters for a model of an oscillating neuronal network in the cochlear nucleus defined by genetic algorithms. Biological cybernetics 102 [PubMed]