Muhammad SA Zilany, Ian C Bruce, Paul C Nelson, and Laurel H Carney (2009)
A phenomenological model of the synapse between the inner hair cell and auditory nerve: long-term adaptation with power-law dynamics
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(5):2390-2412.
There is growing evidence that the dynamics of biological systems that appear to beexponential over short time courses are in some cases better described over the long-term by power-law dynamics. A model of rate adaptation at the synapse between inner hair cells and auditory-nerve (AN) fibers that includes both exponential and power-law dynamics is presented here. Exponentially adapting components with rapid and short-term time constants, which are mainly responsible for shaping onset responses.