Hidden symmetry in chains of biological coupled oscillators

Atsuko Takamatsu, Reiko Tanaka, Teruo Fujii

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    Abstract

    Spatiotemporal patterns in chains of coupled biological oscillators with boundaries were investigated. A couple oscillator model was proposed in chains with a hidden oscillator interconnecting the boundaries. The It was observed that inhomogeneous systems showed significant decrease of frequency of D 4 symmetric pattern irrespective of the coupling strength. The results shows that the traveling wave pattern does not maintain the Z 2 symmetry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)228102-228101
    Number of pages2
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume92
    Issue number22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 4

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