Complete and phase synchronization in heterogeneous small-world networks

Fang Han, Qi-Shao Lu , Marian Wiercigroch, Quan-Bao Ji

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Synchronous firing of neurons is thought to be important for information communication in neuronal networks. This paper investigates the complete and phase synchronization in a heterogeneous small-world chaotic Hindmarsh{
Rose neuronal network. The effects of various network parameters on synchronization behaviour are discussed with some biological explanations. Complete synchronization of small-world neuronal networks is studied theoretically by the master stability function method. It is shown that the coupling strength necessary for complete or phase synchronization decreases with the neuron number, the node degree and the connection density are increased. The effect of heterogeneity of neuronal networks is also considered and it is found that the network heterogeneity has an adverse effect on synchrony.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-488
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Physics B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


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