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Null model exhibiting synchronized dynamics in uncoupled oscillators

Chakrabortty, Tuhin and Suman, Akash and Gupta, Anjali and Singh, Varsha and Varma, Manoj (2019) Null model exhibiting synchronized dynamics in uncoupled oscillators. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 99 (5).

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Official URL: http://doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevE.99.052410


The phenomenon of phase synchronization of oscillatory systems, arising out of feedback coupling is ubiquitous across physics and biology. In noisy, complex systems, one generally observes transient epochs of synchronization followed by nonsynchronous dynamics. How does one guarantee that the observed transient epochs of synchronization are arising from an underlying feedback mechanism and not from some peculiar statistical properties of the system? This question is particularly important for complex biological systems, where the search for a nonexistent feedback mechanism may turn out to be an enormous waste of resources. In this article, we propose a null model for synchronization, motivated by expectations on the dynamical behavior of biological systems, to provide a quantitative measure of the confidence with which one can infer the existence of a feedback mechanism based on observation of transient synchronized behavior. We demonstrate the application of our null model to the phenomenon of gait synchronization in free-swimming nematodes, Caenorhabditis elegans.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to PHYSICAL REVIEW E
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 18:30
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 18:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63061

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