Parametric stability in a cellular oscillator

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A comprehensive neuromine realized in CMOS VLSI circuitry was used to reconstruct and parametrically test the cellular oscillator that gives rise to swimming motion in hirudo, the medicinal leech. Each subunit of the leech swim network consists of a number of embedded cyclic and reciprocal sub-oscillators. Tests on the two suboscillator types indicate that the cellular and environmental parameters to which they are most immune complement one another. Tests on an entire subunit of the leech network show that the overall stability of the network is attributable to the product of the stability of its sub-oscillators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1461-1462
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 17th Annual Conference and 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Montreal, Can
Duration: Sep 20 1995Sep 23 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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