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Building blocks of self-sustained activity in a simple deterministic model of excitable neural networks.
Garcia, Guadalupe Clara mailto [Jacobs University > School of Engineering and Science]
Lesne, Annick [> >]
Hütt, Marc T [Jacobs University > School of Engineering and Science]
Hilgetag, Claus C. [> >]
Frontiers in computational neuroscience
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[en] cellular automaton ; cycles ; excitable dynamics ; self-sustained activity
[en] Understanding the interplay of topology and dynamics of excitable neural networks is one of the major challenges in computational neuroscience. Here we employ a simple deterministic excitable model to explore how network-wide activation patterns are shaped by network architecture. Our observables are co-activation patterns, together with the average activity of the network and the periodicities in the excitation density. Our main results are: (1) the dependence of the correlation between the adjacency matrix and the instantaneous (zero time delay) co-activation matrix on global network features (clustering, modularity, scale-free degree distribution), (2) a correlation between the average activity and the amount of small cycles in the graph, and (3) a microscopic understanding of the contributions by 3-node and 4-node cycles to sustained activity.

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