Analysis of information flow in MISO neuro-spike communication channel with synaptic plasticity
Communication among neurons is the most promising technique for biocompatible nanonetworks. This necessitates the thorough communication theoretical analysis of information transmission among neurons. The information flow in neuro-spike communication channel is regulated by the ability of neurons to change their synaptic strengths over time, i.e. synaptic plasticity. Thus, the performance evaluation of the nervous nanonetwork is incomplete without considering the influence of synaptic plasticity. Hence, in this paper, we provide a comprehensive model for multiple-input single-output (MISO) neuro-spike communication by integrating the spike timing dependent plasticity (STDP) into existing channel model. We simulate this model for a realistic scenario with correlated inputs and varying spiking threshold. We show that plasticity is strengthening the correlated input synapses at the expense of weakening the synapses with uncorrelated inputs. Moreover, a nonlinear behavior in signal transmission is observed with changing spiking threshold.
European Research Council (780645)