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PoissonGroup is a SpikingGroup that implements
n independent homogenous Poisson neurons spiking at a given and generally fixed
rate. It is the standard way of adding noise into any network implemented in Auryn.
Nota bene: All PoissonGroups share the same random number generator which is seeded by default the same for each run of a simulation. To create differnt runs it has to be seeded randomly using the
PoissonGroup(NeuronID n, AurynDouble rate=5. );
n gives the desired size of the PoissonGroup and
rate fixes the mean firing rate in Hertz.
To seed the random number generator shared by all PoissonGroups the function
seed(int s) has to be called. Rate changes can be implemented by calling the method
rate is given in Hertz. Regular re-setting of the rate will impair the performance of the PoissonGroup.