Stability, coherent spiking and synchronization in noisy excitable systems with coupling and internal delays
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We study the onset and the adjustment of different oscillatory modes in a system of excitable units subjected to two forms of noise and delays cast as external or internal according to whether they are associated with inter- or intra-unit activity. Conditions for stability of a single unit are derived in case of the linearized perturbed system, whereas the interplay of noise and internal delay in shaping the oscillatory motion is analyzed by the method of statistical linearization. It is demonstrated that the internal delay, as well as its coaction with external noise, drive the unit away from the bifurcation controlled by the excitability parameter. For the pair of interacting units, it is shown that the external/internal character of noise primarily influences frequency synchronization and the competition between the noise-induced and delay-driven oscillatory modes, while coherence of firing and phase synchronization substantially depend on internal delay. Some of the important effec...ts include: (i) loss of frequency synchronization under external noise; (ii) existence of characteristic regimes of entrainment, where under variation of coupling delay, the optimized unit (noise intensity fixed at resonant value) may be controlled by the adjustable unit (variable noise) and vice versa, or both units may become adjusted to coupling delay; (iii) phase synchronization achieved both for noise-induced and delay-driven modes.
Keywords:Time-delay / Noise / Coherent spiking
Source:Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2014, 19, 9, 3202-3219
- Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam