Multi-time-scale synchronization and information processing in bursting neuron networks
Universität Potsdam, Institut für Physik Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Komplexer Systeme, Nöthnitzer Str. 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany
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We analyze the effect of synchronization in networks of chemically coupled multi-time-scale (spiking-bursting) neurons on the process of information transmission within the network. Although, synchronization occurs first in the slow time-scale (burst) and then in the fast time-scale (spike), we show that information can be transmitted with low probability of errors in both time scales when the bursts become synchronized. Furthermore, we show that for networks of non-identical multi-time-scales neurons, complete synchronization is no longer possible, but instead burst phase synchronization. Our analysis shows that clusters of burst phase synchronized neurons are very likely to appear in a network for parameters far smaller than the ones for which the onset of burst phase synchronization in the whole network takes place.
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