We analyze the dynamics of neural oscillators in the presence of both synaptic and diffusive coupling. First we derive a computationally effective, yet plausible model of extra-synaptic neurotransmitter diffusion. Second, we modify the Hindmarsh-Rose oscillator to account for the diffusion. For ensembles of these modified model neurons we obtain conditions ensuring global synchronization. Our results demonstrate that diffusion substantially affects the dynamics of a network of model neurons.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Physcon|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||conference; Physcon - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …
|Period||1/01/07 → …|