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Resonant activation in single and coupled stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo elements

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of SPIE
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)192-201
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The response of a noisy FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) neuron-like model to weak periodic forcing is analyzed. The mean activation time is investigated as a function of noise intensity and of the parameters of the external signal. It is shown by numerical simulation that there exists a frequency range within which the phenomenon of resonant activation occurs; resonant activation is also observed in coupled FHN elements. The mean activation time with small noise intensity is compared with the theoretical results.

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