### Abstract

A general nonlinear method to extract unstable periodic orbits from chaotic time series is proposed. By utilizing the estimated local dynamics along a trajectory, we devise a transformation of the time series data such that the transformed data are concentrated on the periodic orbits. Thus, one can extract unstable periodic orbits from a chaotic time series by simply looking for peaks in a finite grid approximation of the distribution function of the transformed data. Our method is demonstrated using data from both numerical and experimental examples, including neuronal ensemble data from mammalian brain slices. The statistical significance of the results in the presence of noise is assessed using surrogate data.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 5398-5417 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics |

Volume | 55 |

Issue number | 5 |

Publication status | Published - May 1997 |

### Keywords

- STRANGE SETS
- ATTRACTORS
- SYSTEMS

### Cite this

*Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics*,

*55*(5), 5398-5417.