DOI: 10.14704/nq.2015.13.2.853

Explaining Dopamine Deficiency of Spiking Neurons Based on Quantum Superposition Theory

Mohammad Daneshzand, Jasem Almotiri, Rania Baashirah, Khaled Elleithy


In all mammalian brain billions of neurons exist and these neurons are working together through synapses and spike responses. Through numerous models presented to describe neuronal response and how the membrane potential would vary due to different tasks, still a big question stand still in the field of neuroscience. Why a neuron can produce different types of spikes under same conditions? Here we build up a new model of spiking neuron based on Izhikevich model which can generate all possible neuronal spikes and we try to answer this question by putting the concept of quantum superposition into account. We showed that unknown and random behavior of neuronal spikes through time can be described by this quantum fact that a neuron can be in many states at a same time, therefore any spike patterns or combination of spike patterns is of interest. Based on neuronal spikes patterns, sometimes we observed an unknown pattern can be explained by this phenomena that a neuron can exist partially in a physical state but when it’s response to an stimuli is recorded the result would be only one of the possible states or a linear combination of some states.


Membrane Potential; spiking neuron; stimuli; Subthalamic Nucleus Neurons; Quantum Superposition

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