## Abstract

An accurate calculation of the first passage time probability density (FPTPD) is essential for computing the likelihood of solutions of the stochastic leaky integrate-and-fire model. The previously proposed numerical calculation of the FPTPD based on the integral equation method discretizes the probability current of the voltage crossing the threshold. While the method is accurate for high noise levels, we show that it results in large numerical errors for small noise. The problem is solved by analytically computing, in each time bin, the mean probability current. Efficiency is further improved by identifying and ignoring time bins with negligible mean probability current.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 421-434 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Neural Computation |

Volume | 23 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 2011 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Cognitive Neuroscience