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- Eun-Hyoung Park, Ernest Barreto, Bruce J. Gluckman, Steven J. Schiff, Paul So
- Journal of Computational Neuroscience
- 2005

We examine the effects of applied electric fields on neuronal synchronization. Two-compartment model neurons were synaptically coupled and embedded within a resistive array, thus allowing the neurons to interact both chemically and electrically. In addition, an external electric field was imposed on the array. The effects of this field were found to be… (More)

- Jokubas Ziburkus, John R Cressman, Ernest Barreto, Steven J Schiff
- Journal of neurophysiology
- 2006

Excitatory and inhibitory (EI) interactions shape network activity. However, little is known about the EI interactions in pathological conditions such as epilepsy. To investigate EI interactions during seizure-like events (SLEs), we performed simultaneous dual and triple whole cell and extracellular recordings in pyramidal cells and oriens interneurons in… (More)

- Ernest Barreto, John R Cressman
- Journal of biological physics
- 2011

We describe a simple conductance-based model neuron that includes intra- and extracellular ion concentration dynamics and show that this model exhibits periodic bursting. The bursting arises as the fast-spiking behavior of the neuron is modulated by the slow oscillatory behavior in the ion concentration variables and vice versa. By separating these time… (More)

- E A Martens, E Barreto, S H Strogatz, E Ott, P So, T M Antonsen
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2009

We analyze a large system of globally coupled phase oscillators whose natural frequencies are bimodally distributed. The dynamics of this system has been the subject of long-standing interest. In 1984 Kuramoto proposed several conjectures about its behavior; ten years later, Crawford obtained the first analytical results by means of a local center manifold… (More)

- Paul So, Ernest Barreto
- Chaos
- 2011

We consider an infinite network of globally coupled phase oscillators in which the natural frequencies of the oscillators are drawn from a symmetric bimodal distribution. We demonstrate that macroscopic chaos can occur in this system when the coupling strength varies periodically in time. We identify period-doubling cascades to chaos, attractor crises, and… (More)

- Ghanim Ullah, John R. Cressman, Ernest Barreto, Steven J. Schiff
- Journal of Computational Neuroscience
- 2009

In these companion papers, we study how the interrelated dynamics of sodium and potassium affect the excitability of neurons, the occurrence of seizures, and the stability of persistent states of activity. We seek to study these dynamics with respect to the following compartments: neurons, glia, and extracellular space. We are particularly interested in the… (More)

- John R. Cressman, Ghanim Ullah, Jokubas Ziburkus, Steven J. Schiff, Ernest Barreto
- Journal of Computational Neuroscience
- 2009

In these companion papers, we study how the interrelated dynamics of sodium and potassium affect the excitability of neurons, the occurrence of seizures, and the stability of persistent states of activity. In this first paper, we construct a mathematical model consisting of a single conductance-based neuron together with intra- and extracellular ion… (More)

Regions in the parameter space of chaotic systems that correspond to stable behavior are often referred to as windows. In this Letter, we elucidate the occurrence of such regions in higher dimensional chaotic systems. We describe the fundamental structure of these windows, and also indicate under what circumstances one can expect to find them. These results… (More)

- Ernest Barreto, Brian Hunt, Edward Ott, Paul So
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2008

The onset of synchronization in networks of networks is investigated. Specifically, we consider networks of interacting phase oscillators in which the set of oscillators is composed of several distinct populations. The oscillators in a given population are heterogeneous in that their natural frequencies are drawn from a given distribution, and each… (More)

Precisely timed action potentials related to stimuli and behavior have been observed in the cerebral cortex. However, information carried by the precise spike timing has to propagate through many cortical areas, and noise could disrupt millisecond precision during the transmission. Previous studies have demonstrated that only strong stimuli that evoke a… (More)