Sensitivity and specificity of coherence and phase synchronization analysis

Matthias Winterhalder, Bjoern Schelter, Juergen Kurths, Andreas Schulze-Borthage, Jens Timmer

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In this Letter, we show that coherence and phase synchronization analysis are sensitive but not specific in detecting the correct class of underlying dynamics. We propose procedures to increase specificity and demonstrate the power of the approach by application to paradigmatic dynamic model systems. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number1
Early online date20 Mar 2006
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2006

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