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The neurotransmitter glutamate activates two different kinds of receptors: AMPA/kainate which are very fast and NMDA which is implicated in memory and long-term potentiation of synapses. Both of these receptors lead to excitation of the membrane. We will introduce simple models for these receptors and then simulate them.


G. Bard Ermentrout