Mathematical Problems Concerning Rhythmic Processes
Final rept. 1 Oct 1989-30 Sep 190
BOSTON UNIV MA
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Two papers were completed during this time, one mathematical and one experimental on forced chains oscillators, motivated by problems concerning the lamprey CPG for undulatory locomotion. Work continued with K. Sivard on interpretation of experiment, and we are preparing a paper on significance of data from split bath experiments. In addition, work was started with Bard Ermentrout on the mathematics of chains of oscillators with coupling topology more complicated then nearest neighbor. This paper deals with patterns that form when long inhibitory connections are added to local excitatory connections. The work was motivated by patterns of movement that emerge in early development of vertebrates.
- Numerical Mathematics