Models that contain the Region : Entorhinal cortex

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1.  Active dendritic integration in robust and precise grid cell firing (Schmidt-Hieber et al 2017)
"... Whether active dendrites contribute to the generation of the dual temporal and rate codes characteristic of grid cell output is unknown. We show that dendrites of medial entorhinal cortex neurons are highly excitable and exhibit a supralinear input–output function in vitro, while in vivo recordings reveal membrane potential signatures consistent with recruitment of active dendritic conductances. By incorporating these nonlinear dynamics into grid cell models, we show that they can sharpen the precision of the temporal code and enhance the robustness of the rate code, thereby supporting a stable, accurate representation of space under varying environmental conditions. Our results suggest that active dendrites may therefore constitute a key cellular mechanism for ensuring reliable spatial navigation."
2.  An attractor network model of grid cells and theta-nested gamma oscillations (Pastoll et al., 2013)
A two population spiking continuous attractor model of grid cells. This model combines the attractor dynamics with theta-nested gamma oscillatory activity. It reproduces the behavioural response of grid cells (grid fields) in medial entorhinal cortex, while at the same time allowing for nested gamma oscillations of post-synaptic currents.
3.  Changes of ionic concentrations during seizure transitions (Gentiletti et al. 2016)
"... In order to investigate the respective roles of synaptic interactions and nonsynaptic mechanisms in seizure transitions, we developed a computational model of hippocampal cells, involving the extracellular space, realistic dynamics of Na+, K+, Ca2+ and Cl - ions, glial uptake and extracellular diffusion mechanisms. We show that the network behavior with fixed ionic concentrations may be quite different from the neurons’ behavior when more detailed modeling of ionic dynamics is included. In particular, we show that in the extended model strong discharge of inhibitory interneurons may result in long lasting accumulation of extracellular K+, which sustains the depolarization of the principal cells and causes their pathological discharges. ..."
4.  Development of modular activity of grid cells (Urdapilleta et al 2017)
This study explores the self-organization of modular activity of grid cells
5.  Effect of polysynaptic facilitaiton between piriform-hippocampal network stages (Trieu et al 2015)
This is a model of a multistage network with stages representing regions and synaptic contacts from the olfactory cortex to region CA1 of the hippocampus in Brian2 spiking neural network simulator (Trieu et al 2015). It is primarily designed to assess how synaptic facilitation at multiple stages in response to theta firing changes the output of the network. Further developments will be posted at: This model was prepared by Conor D Cox, University of California, Irvine For questions please contact Conor at
6.  Grid cell model with compression effects (Raudies & Hasselmo, 2015)
We present a model for compression of grid cell firing in modules to changes in barrier location.
7.  Grid cells from place cells (Castro & Aguiar, 2014)
" ...Here we present a novel model for the emergence of gridlike firing patterns that stands on two key hypotheses: (1) spatial information in GCs is provided from PC activity and (2) grid fields result from a combined synaptic plasticity mechanism involving inhibitory and excitatory neurons mediating the connections between PCs and GCs. ..."
8.  Hybrid oscillatory interference / continuous attractor NN of grid cell firing (Bush & Burgess 2014)
Matlab code to simulate a hybrid oscillatory interference - continuous attractor network model of grid cell firing in pyramidal and stellate cells of rodent medial entorhinal cortex
9.  MEC layer II stellate cell: Synaptic mechanisms of grid cells (Schmidt-Hieber & Hausser 2013)
This study investigates the cellular mechanisms of grid field generation in Medial Entorhinal Cortex (MEC) layer II stellate cells.
10.  Models of Vector Navigation with Grid Cells (Bush et al., 2015)
Four models of vector navigation in large scale 2D space using grid cell representations of location are included: (1) The 'Distance Cell' model, which directly decodes absolute start and goal locations in allocentric space from rate-coded grid cell representations before computing the displacement between them; (2) The 'Rate-coded Vector Cell' model, which directly decodes the displacement between start and goal locations from rate-coded grid cell representations; (3) The 'Phase-coded Vector Cell' model, which directly decodes the displacement between start and goal locations from the temporally-coded grid cell representations provided by phase precession; (4) The 'Linear Look-ahead' model, which uses a directed search through grid cell representations, initiated at the start location and then moving along a specific axis at a constant speed, to compute the displacement between start and goal locations.
11.  Modular grid cell responses as a basis for hippocampal remapping (Monaco and Abbott 2011)
"Hippocampal place fields, the local regions of activity recorded from place cells in exploring rodents, can undergo large changes in relative location during remapping. This process would appear to require some form of modulated global input. Grid-cell responses recorded from layer II of medial entorhinal cortex in rats have been observed to realign concurrently with hippocampal remapping, making them a candidate input source. However, this realignment occurs coherently across colocalized ensembles of grid cells (Fyhn et al., 2007). The hypothesized entorhinal contribution to remapping depends on whether this coherence extends to all grid cells, which is currently unknown. We study whether dividing grid cells into small numbers of independently realigning modules can both account for this localized coherence and allow for hippocampal remapping. ..."
12.  Noise promotes independent control of gamma oscillations and grid firing (Solanka et al 2015)
"Neural computations underlying cognitive functions require calibration of the strength of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic connections and are associated with modulation of gamma frequency oscillations in network activity. However, principles relating gamma oscillations, synaptic strength and circuit computations are unclear. We address this in attractor network models that account for grid firing and theta-nested gamma oscillations in the medial entorhinal cortex. ..."
13.  PIR gamma oscillations in network of resonators (Tikidji-Hamburyan et al. 2015)
" ... The coupled oscillator model implemented with Wang–Buzsaki model neurons is not sufficiently robust to heterogeneity in excitatory drive, and therefore intrinsic frequency, to account for in vitro models of ING. Similarly, in a tightly synchronized regime, the stochastic population oscillator model is often characterized by sparse firing, whereas interneurons both in vivo and in vitro do not fire sparsely during gamma,but rather on average every other cycle. We substituted so-called resonator neural models, which exhibit class 2 excitability and postinhibitory rebound (PIR), for the integrators that are typically used. This results in much greater robustness to heterogeneity that actually increases as the average participation in spikes per cycle approximates physiological levels. Moreover, dynamic clamp experiments that show autapse-induced firing in entorhinal cortical interneurons support the idea that PIR can serve as a network gamma mechanism. ..."
14.  Place and grid cells in a loop (Rennó-Costa & Tort 2017)
This model implements a loop circuit between place and grid cells. The model was used to explain place cell remapping and grid cell realignment. Grid cell model as a continuous attractor network. Place cells have recurrent attractor network. Rate models implemented with E%-MAX winner-take-all network dynamics, with gamma cycle time-step.
15.  STDP promotes synchrony of inhibitory networks in the presence of heterogeneity (Talathi et al 2008)
"Recently Haas et al. (J Neurophysiol 96: 3305–3313, 2006), observed a novel form of spike timing dependent plasticity (iSTDP) in GABAergic synaptic couplings in layer II of the entorhinal cortex. Depending on the relative timings of the presynaptic input at time tpre and the postsynaptic excitation at time tpost, the synapse is strengthened (delta_t = t(post) - t(pre) > 0) or weakened (delta_t < 0). The temporal dynamic range of the observed STDP rule was found to lie in the higher gamma frequency band (> or = 40 Hz), a frequency range important for several vital neuronal tasks. In this paper we study the function of this novel form of iSTDP in the synchronization of the inhibitory neuronal network. In particular we consider a network of two unidirectionally coupled interneurons (UCI) and two mutually coupled interneurons (MCI), in the presence of heterogeneity in the intrinsic firing rates of each coupled neuron. ..."
16.  Synaptic integration by MEC neurons (Justus et al. 2017)
Pyramidal cells, stellate cells and fast-spiking interneurons receive running speed dependent glutamatergic input from septo-entorhinal projections. These models simulate the integration of this input by the different MEC celltypes.

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