The model reproduces short term plasticity of the mossy fibre to granule cell synapse. To reproduce synaptic currents recorded in experiments, a model of presynaptic release was used to determine the concentration of glutamate in the synaptic cleft that ultimately determined a synaptic response. The parameters of facilitation and depression were determined deconvolving AMPA EPSCs.
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