Detecting phase synchronization by localized maps: Application to neural networks

T. Pereira, M. S. Baptista, J. Kurths

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We present an approach which enables to state about the existence of phase synchronization in coupled chaotic oscillators without having to measure the phase. This is done by observing the oscillators at special times, and analyzing whether this set of points is localized. In particular, we show that this approach is fruitful to analyze the onset of phase synchronization in chaotic attractors whose phases are not well defined, as well as, in networks of non-identical spiking/bursting neurons connected by chemical synapses. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2007.

Original languageEnglish
Article number40006
Number of pages5
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2007


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