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The synchronized behavior of neurons depends on the structure and function of the synaptic connections between them. One of the activity-dependent synaptic modifications is the burst-timing-dependent plasticity, which relies on the latencies of the presynaptic and postsynaptic bursts.
In this paper, we, therefore, study the collective behavior of a neuronal network with burst-timing-dependent plasticity, in particular, focusing on the emergence of chimera states. We consider separately non-local and global couplings, which have substantial effects on the collective dynamics. We show that the considered burst-timing-dependent plasticity leads to different behavior from static networks. The histogram of the synaptic strengths, in particular, reveals a different evolution of the chimera states in comparison to the development of synchronous and asynchronous states.
Z. Wang, S. Baruni, F. Parastesh, S. Jafari, D. Ghosh, M. Perc, I. Hussein, Chimeras in an adaptive neuronal network with burst-timing-dependent plasticity, Neurocomputing 406 (2020) 117–126