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Author Hiranoiwata, Ayumi ♦ Yamamoto, Hideaki ♦ Kubota, Shigeru ♦ Niwano, Michio ♦ Shimizu, Fabio A.
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Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
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Date Created 2018-03-28
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RC321-571
Subject Keyword Neuropsychiatry ♦ Biological psychiatry ♦ Synchrony alignment function ♦ Neurosciences ♦ Modular organization ♦ Internal medicine ♦ Synchronization ♦ Medicine ♦ Kuramoto model ♦ Complex networks ♦ Phase oscillator
Abstract A system consisting of interconnected networks, or a network of networks (NoN), appears diversely in many real-world systems, including the brain. In this study, we consider NoNs consisting of heterogeneous phase oscillators and investigate how the topology of subnetworks affects the global synchrony of the network. The degree of synchrony and the effect of subnetwork topology are evaluated based on the Kuramoto order parameter and the minimum coupling strength necessary for the order parameter to exceed a threshold value, respectively. In contrast to an isolated network in which random connectivity is favorable for achieving synchrony, NoNs synchronize with weaker interconnections when the degree distribution of subnetworks is heterogeneous, suggesting the major role of the high-degree nodes. We also investigate a case in which subnetworks with different average natural frequencies are coupled to show that direct coupling of subnetworks with the largest variation is effective for synchronizing the whole system. In real-world NoNs like the brain, the balance of synchrony and asynchrony is critical for its function at various spatial resolutions. Our work provides novel insights into the topological basis of coordinated dynamics in such networks.
ISSN 16625188
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-03-01
e-ISSN 16625188
Journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
Volume Number 12


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