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Regularization of a half-center oscillator network by closed-loop control
© Elices and Varona 2015
- Published: 4 December 2015
- Central Pattern Generator
- Burst Activity
- Maximal Conductance
- Inhibitory Synapse
- Rhythmic Pattern
Central Pattern Generators (CPGs) are neural circuits that control muscle functioning by means of rhythmic patterns. These networks are usually built up on a minimal configuration based on reciprocal inhibitory connections responsible for the production of alternating spiking-bursting activity. Experimental observations in the crustacean pyloric CPG show that most neurons, when isolated, present a highly irregular, in fact chaotic, bursting activity [1–3]. This rich intrinsic dynamics provides flexibility for negotiating rhythms through the reciprocal inhibitory connections between neurons which lead to the regularization of the chaotic behavior when the neurons interact within the circuit .
Authors acknowledge support by MINECO TIN2012-30883 and ONRG grant N62909-14-1-N279.
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