STDP-driven networks and the C. elegans neuronal network
Quansheng Ren, Kiran M. Kolwankar, Areejit Samal, and Jürgen Jost
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Submission date: 24. May. 2010
published in: Physica / A, 389 (2010) 18, p. 3900-3914
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1016/j.physa.2010.05.018
Keywords and phrases: spike timing dependent plasticity, C. elegans neuronal network, motif analysis
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We study the dynamics of the structure of a formal neural network wherein the strengths of the synapses are governed by spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP). For properly chosen input signals, there exists a steady state with a residual network. We compare the motif profile of such a network with that of a real neural network of C. elegans and identify robust qualitative similarities. In particular, our extensive numerical simulations show that this STDP-driven resulting network is robust under variations of the model parameters.