The interplay between diversity and noise in an excitable cell network model

  title={The interplay between diversity and noise in an excitable cell network model},
  author={Stefano Scialla and Marco Patriarca and E. Heinsalu},
  journal={Europhysics Letters},
We study the effects of the interplay between diversity and noise in a 3D network of FitzHugh-Nagumo elements, with topology and dimensions chosen to model a pancreatic β-cell cluster, as an example of an excitable cell network. Our results show that diversity and noise are non-equivalent sources of disorder that have different effects on the network dynamics: their synchronization mechanisms may act independently of one another or synergistically, depending on the mean value of the diversity… 
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