publication . Article . 2013

Stochastic resonance in hybrid scale-free neuronal networks

Matjaz Perc;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Turkey
We study the phenomenon of stochastic resonance in a system of coupled neurons that are globally excited by a weak periodic input signal. We make the realistic assumption that the chemical and electrical synapses interact in the same neuronal network, hence constituting a hybrid network. By considering a hybrid coupling scheme embedded in the scale-free topology, we show that the electrical synapses are more efficient than chemical synapses in promoting the best correlation between the weak input signal and the response of the system. We also demonstrate that the average degree of neurons within the hybrid scale-free network significantly influences the optimal ...
arXiv: Quantitative Biology::Neurons and Cognition
free text keywords: Hybrid synapses, Scale-free network, Stochastic resonance, Statistics and Probability, Condensed Matter Physics
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