Synchronization and Oscillations


Synchronization and Oscillations

This group is intended for those interested in cellular and network mechanisms and the functional significance of normal and pathological synchronization and oscillations observed in small invertebrate to large cortical neuronal networks.

Location: In every brain, all the time.
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Comment by Juan F Gomez-Molina on May 6, 2010 at 10:15am
what about a single neuron with intrinsic oscillatory properties?
Comment by Markus A. Dahlem on September 25, 2009 at 2:06am
So here is a question: Why are most studies of cooperative behavior in neuronal networks investigating oscillators instead of excitable neurons (on the single cell level not neural field models)?

One problem I see is that you should not talk about synchronization (in the classical sense) if the single element does not show sustained oscillations. But this is merely a problem of language, and, moreover, already two delay-coupled excitable neurons can become one oscillator.

Don't get me wrong here, I think there are several good reasons, but still, to my mind, this is worth a discussion.

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