A. Inter-spike interval distribution functions and B . attractor dynamics for a representative case of dilution with system size N
= 5000. C. Maximal Lyapunov exponent as a function of network size. In all panels, black circled symbols indicate the diluted deterministic network, blue triangles and red squares denote the stochastic mean-field approximation obtained by employing white and colored noise respectively. For all the panels the deterministic systems are diluted down to the 80%, while the fully coupled stochastic systems are always composed of only 100 neurons.