International Journal of Neural Systems

Publication date: 2010-06
Volume: 20 Pages: 233 - 247
ISSN: 0129-0657, 1793-6462 PMID: 20556850
DOI: 10.1142/S0129065710002395
Publisher: World Scientific

Author:

Neefs, PJ
Steur, Erik ; Nijmeijer, H

Keywords:

Network synchronization, neuronal cell, time-delay, electronic brain, Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, COUPLED DYNAMICAL-SYSTEMS, SYNCHRONIZATION, Animals, Cell Communication, Central Nervous System, Cortical Synchronization, Fireflies, Gap Junctions, Nerve Net, Neural Networks (Computer), Neurons, Reaction Time, Synaptic Transmission, 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, 1702 Cognitive Sciences, Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing

Abstract:

We discuss synchronization in networks of Hindmarsh-Rose neurons that are interconnected via gap junctions, also known as electrical synapses. We present theoretical results for interactions without time-delay. These results are supported by experiments with a setup consisting of sixteen electronic equivalents of the Hindmarsh-Rose neuron. We show experimental results of networks where time-delay on the interaction is taken into account. We discuss in particular the influence of the network topology on the synchronization.