Time delay effect in a living coupled oscillator system with the plasmodium of physarum polycephalum

Atsuko Takamatsu, Teruo Fujii, Isao Endo

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A living coupled oscillator system was constructed by a cell patterning method with a plasmodial slime mold, in which parameters such as coupling strength and distance between the oscillators can be systematically controlled. Rich oscillation phenomena between the two-coupled oscillators, namely, desynchronizing and antiphase/in-phase synchronization were observed according to these parameters. Both experimental and theoretical approaches showed that these phenomena are closely related to the time delay effect in interactions between the oscillators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2026-2029
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1


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