Sensitivity analysis of an analog circuit model of lamprey unit pattern generator

E. J. Brauer, Ranu Jung, D. Wilson, J. J. Abbas

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Abstract

Neural circuitry within the spinal cord of the lamprey, a primitive vertebrate, can generate self-sustained oscillations for locomotion (swimming). This pattern generator can be modeled as a chain of oscillatory unit pattern generator segments which exhibit behavior depending on the parameter values in the network. Here, the authors present the results of a simulation study of an analog electronic circuit which mimics the behavior of the biological lamprey unit pattern generator. The circuitry mimics a neural network containing 6 neurons with simplified biophysical properties. The analog circuit exhibits symmetric oscillations, asymmetric oscillations, and fixed points, similar to the behavior of the mathematical model of the lamprey. This work is the first in a series of circuits designed to have possible applications in neuroscience research and in the development of artificial locomotor systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, ICNN 1997
Pages975-979
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, ICNN 1997 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 9 1997Jun 12 1997

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1098-7576

Conference

Conference1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, ICNN 1997
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period6/9/976/12/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Brauer, E. J., Jung, R., Wilson, D., & Abbas, J. J. (1997). Sensitivity analysis of an analog circuit model of lamprey unit pattern generator. In 1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, ICNN 1997 (pp. 975-979). [616158] (IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNN.1997.616158