Equivalence of phase-oscillator and integrate-and-fire models

Antonio Politi, M. Rosenblum

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A quantitative comparison of various classes of oscillators (integrate-and-fire, Winfree, and Kuramoto-Daido type) is performed in the weak-coupling limit for a fully connected network of identical units. An almost perfect agreement is found, with only tiny differences among the models. We also show that the regime of self-consistent partial synchronization is rather general and can be observed for arbitrarily small coupling strength in any model class. As a byproduct of our study, we are able to show that an integrate-and-fire model with a generic pulse shape can be always transformed into a similar model with δ pulses and a suitable phase response curve.
Original languageEnglish
Article number042916
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
Early online date29 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


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