Conventions for neuron model names
For model names we want to use the formula:
dynamics + [element type] + [psc | cond] + synaptic dynamics + [numerics]
And therefore we get:
iaf_psc_delta IaF neuron with delta-current input pulses iaf_psc_exp IaF with exponentially decaying input current iaf_psc_alpha IaF with alpha-shaped input current iaf_psc_alpha_presc same, with prescient numerics iaf_psc_alpha_canon same, with canonical numerics iaf_cond_alpha IaF with conductance-based alpha input
A further label could specify the number and interpretation of the
rports. For example:
exin for neurons with different dynamics for
excitatory and inhibitory synapses, e.g.
denote “2 dendrites”.
More specific and complicated neuron models are probably better
described by a project name than by a full list of all their
components: e.g. use
facets_neuron instead of