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An optimal connection radius for long-range synchronization. In ICANN99: 9th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

R. Maex, E. De Schutter

IEE Conference Proceeding 470:557-562 (1999)

Abstract - We demonstrate, by means of computer simulations of a realistic cerebellar circuit model, the existence of an optimal axonal length (connection radius) for establishing long-range synchronous oscillations. Beyond the optimal axonal length, conduction delays hamper synchronization. The conduction delays also co-determine the oscillation frequency, making synchrony frequency-dependent. Large conduction delays and also doublet firing may stabilize low-frequency oscillations.