Multistability in Neuronal Dynamics
Course duration:4 h
The course will be focused on the co-existence of regimes of the activity of neurons. Such multistability enhances potential flexibility to the nervous system and has many implications for motor control, dynamical memory, information processing, and decision making. Different scenarios leading to multistability in the neuronal dynamics will be identified and its potential roles in the operation of the central nervous system under normal and pathological conditions will be discussed. Multistability has been studied combining theoretical and experimental approaches. It is intensively studied on different levels. On the cellular level, multistability is the co-existence of basic regimes like bursting, spiking, sub-threshold oscillations and silence. On the network level, examples of multistability include the co-existence of different synchronization modes, “on” and “off” states, polyrhythmic bursting patterns, and multifunctional central pattern generators.
Dr. Gennady S. Cymbalyuk
Place of employment: Dynamical Neuroscience Lab., The Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Georgia, USA.
Spheres of scientific research: Neurophysics, Central Pattern Generators, genesis and regulation of bursting activity, control of rhythmic movements, neuromodulation, multistability in neuronal dynamics, leech heart beat, hybrid systems composed of living neurons and mathematical model integrated in real-time, dynamic clamp.