Spike source cells

Spiking cells act as spike sources from user-specified values inserted via a schedule description. They are typically used as stimuli in a network of more complex cells.

A spike source cell:

  • has its morphology is automatically modelled as a single compartment;

  • has one built-in source, which needs to be given a label to be used when forming connections from the cell;

  • has no targets;

  • does not support adding additional sources or targets;

  • does not support gap junctions;

  • does not support adding density or point mechanisms;

  • can only interact with other cells via spike exchange over a connection where they be a source of spikes to cells that have target sites (i.e. cable and lif cells), but they can not receive spikes.