Model of memory linking through memory allocation (Kastellakis et al. 2016)

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Here, we present a simplified, biophysically inspired network model that incorporates multiple plasticity processes and explains linking of information at three different levels: (a) learning of a single associative memory (b) rescuing of a weak memory when paired with a strong one and (c) linking of multiple memories across time. By dissecting synaptic from intrinsic plasticity and neuron-wide from dendritically restricted protein capture, the model reveals a simple, unifying principle: Linked memories share synaptic clusters within the dendrites of overlapping populations of neurons
1 . Kastellakis G, Silva AJ, Poirazi P (2016) Linking Memories across Time via Neuronal and Dendritic Overlaps in Model Neurons with Active Dendrites. Cell Rep 17:1491-1504 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Abstract integrate-and-fire leaky neuron with dendritic subunits;
Gap Junctions:
Simulation Environment: C or C++ program; C or C++ program (web link to model);
Model Concept(s): Active Dendrites;
Implementer(s): Kastellakis, George [gkastel at];
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%PDF2EPS  Convert a pdf file to eps format using pdftops
% Examples:
%   pdf2eps source dest
% This function converts a pdf file to eps format.
% This function requires that you have pdftops, from the Xpdf suite of
% functions, installed on your system. This can be downloaded from:
%   source - filename of the source pdf file to convert. The filename is
%            assumed to already have the extension ".pdf".
%   dest - filename of the destination eps file. The filename is assumed to
%          already have the extension ".eps".

% Copyright (C) Oliver Woodford 2009-2010

% Thanks to Aldebaro Klautau for reporting a bug when saving to
% non-existant directories.

function pdf2eps(source, dest)
% Construct the options string for pdftops
options = ['-q -paper match -eps -level2 "' source '" "' dest '"'];
% Convert to eps using pdftops
[status, message] = pdftops(options);
% Check for error
if status
    % Report error
    if isempty(message)
        error('Unable to generate eps. Check destination directory is writable.');
% Fix the DSC error created by pdftops
fid = fopen(dest, 'r+');
if fid == -1
    % Cannot open the file
fgetl(fid); % Get the first line
str = fgetl(fid); % Get the second line
if strcmp(str(1:min(13, end)), '% Produced by')
    fseek(fid, -numel(str)-1, 'cof');
    fwrite(fid, '%'); % Turn ' ' into '%'