I am investigating the Wilson Cowan neuron population model, and I can follow most of it, but I'm not sure what is meant by t' in the equation for proportion of neurons in the refractory period. The equation of interest is below.

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    $\begingroup$ As a side note. The mathematical expression you drew is not an equation (there is no equal sign). $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Dec 8, 2015 at 21:19

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I figured it out, t' is just a dummy variable used to represent time over the refractory period since the integral is from t-r to t.


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