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Control of bursting synchronization in networks of thermally sensitive neurons with chemical synapses

Ricardo Viana
Thermally sensitive neurons present bursting activity for certain emperature ranges, characterized by fast repetitive spiking of action potential followed by a short quiescent period. Synchronization of bursting activity is possible in networks of coupled neurons, and it is sometimes an undesirable eature. Control procedures can suppress totally or partially this collective behavior,
with potential applications in deep brain stimulation techniques. We nvestigate the control of bursting synchronization in small-world networks of Hodgkin-Huxley type thermally sensitive neurons with chemical synapses through two different strategies. One is the application of an external time-periodic electrical signal and another consists of a time-delayed feedback signal. We consider the effectiveness of both strategies in terms of protocols of applications suitable to be applied by
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