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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

- Paul So, Bernard C Cotton, Ernest Barreto
- Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.)
- 2008

In many networks of interest (including technological, biological, and social networks), the connectivity between the interacting elements is not static, but changes in time. Furthermore, the elements themselves are often not identical, but rather display a variety of behaviors, and may come in different classes. Here, we investigate the dynamics of such… (More)

Motivated by the observation that applied electric ÿelds modulate hippocampal seizures, and that seizures may be asynchronous, we modeled synaptically coupled two-compartment hip-pocampal pyramidal neurons embedded within an electrically resistive lattice in order to examine network synchronization properties under the innuence of externally applied… (More)

The synchronization of chaotic systems has received a great deal of attention. However, most of the literature has focused on systems that possess invariant manifolds that persist as the coupling is varied. In this paper, we describe the process whereby synchronization is lost in systems of nonidentical coupled chaotic oscillators without special… (More)

We design and analyze the dynamics of a large network of theta neurons, which are idealized type I neurons. The network is heterogeneous in that it includes both inherently spiking and excitable neurons. The coupling is global, via pulselike synapses of adjustable sharpness. Using recently developed analytical methods, we identify all possible asymptotic… (More)

Periodicity is ubiquitous in nature. In this work, we analyze the dynamical reasons for which periodic windows, that appear in parameter space diagrams, have different shapes and structures. For that, we make use of a dynamical quantity, called spine — the skeleton of the window, in order to explain a conjecture that describes the presence of periodic… (More)