Date of Original Version

11-1-2007

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Article

PubMed ID

18233721

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© 2007 The American Physical Society

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We have investigated the effect of the phase response curve on the dynamics of oscillators driven by noise in two limit cases that are especially relevant for neuroscience. Using the finite element method to solve the Fokker-Planck equation we have studied (i) the impact of noise on the regularity of the oscillations quantified as the coefficient of variation, (ii) stochastic synchronization of two uncoupled phase oscillators driven by correlated noise, and (iii) their cross-correlation function. We show that, in general, the limit of type II oscillators is more robust to noise and more efficient at synchronizing by correlated noise than type I.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.76.056110

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Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 76, 5 Pt 2, 056110-056110.