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Neiman A. B., Russell D., Moss F., Schimansky-Geier L. . Synchronization, noise and electroreceptors. Izvestiya VUZ. Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, 2003, vol. 11, iss. 3, pp. 84-94. DOI: 10.18500/0869-6632-2003-11-3-84-94

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Synchronization, noise and electroreceptors

Russell David, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Moss Frank, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Schimansky-Geier Lutz , University of Portsmouth

Classical notion of synchronization, introduced originally for periodical self-sustained oscillators, can be extended to stochastic systems. This can be done even in the case when the characteristic times of a system are fully controlled by noise. Stochastic synchronization is then defined by imposing certain conditions to various statistical measures of the process. We teview various approaches to stochastic synchronization and apply them to study synchronization in the electrosensory system of paddlefish.

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This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research - Physics Division, the National Institutes of Health (ROIDC004922-01), the National Science Foundation (INT-0128974) and DAAD (D/0104610). A.N., F.M. and L.S.-G. thank Prof. Vadim Anishchenko for numerious stimulating discussions оn topics of stochastic sychronization.
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