Onset of phase synchronization in neurons with chemical synapse

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

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We study the onset of synchronous states in realistic chaotic neurons coupled by mutually inhibitory chemical synapses. For the realistic parameters, namely the synaptic strength and the intrinsic current, this synapse introduces noncoherences in the neuronal dynamics, yet allowing for chaotic phase synchronization in a large range of parameters. As we increase the synaptic strength, the neurons reach a periodic state, and no chaotic complete synchronization is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3545-3549
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007


  • chaotic phase synchronization
  • neuron dynamics
  • dynamical coupling
  • synchronous behavior
  • chaotic systems


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