Article Summary

Title : On the use of analytical expressions for the voltage distribution to analyze intracellular recordings
Authors : Michelle Rudolph and Alain Destexhe
Year : 2006
Journal : Neural Comput
Volume : 18
Pages : 2917-22


Different analytical expressions for the membrane potential distribution of membranes subject to synaptic noise have been proposed and can be very helpful in analyzing experimental data. However, all of these expressions are either approximations or limit cases, and it is not clear how they compare and which expression should be used in a given situation. In this note, we provide a comparison of the different approximations available, with an aim of delineating which expression is most suitable for analyzing experimental data.