Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Stannat
Duration: 01.11.2011 - 30.04.2016
Technische Universität Berlin
State-the-art, own contribution: Rigorous mathematical models for spatialy extended neurons and neural systems under the influence of noise will be developed and analysed using the mathematical theory of stochastic evolution equations, in particular stochastic partial differential equations (see ). We will take into account thermal noise modelling local exterior forces acting on a couple of adjacent neurons but also parametric noise modelling uncertainties in the parameters. The impact of noise on the whole system will then be analyzed rigorously, to quantify, e.g., the probability for the propagation failure of an action potential. There are only few applications of the mathematical theory of stochastic evolution equations to neural systems subject to noise (see [1,2,8,10]). In particular, the recent developments of the theory based on the semigroup approach for mild solutions and the analysis of the associated Kolmogorov operator (see ) has so far only been applied to stochastic FitzHugh Nagumo systems in [4,5].
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