Gluing and grazing bifurcations in periodically forced 2-dimensional integrate-and-fire models

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In this work we consider a general class of 2-dimensional hybrid systems. Assuming that
the system possesses an attracting equilibrium point, we show that, when periodically
driven with a square-wave pulse, the system possesses a periodic orbit which may undergo
smooth and nonsmooth grazing bifurcations. We perform a semi-rigorous study of
the existence of periodic orbits for a particular model consisting of a leaky integrate-andfire
model with a dynamic threshold. We use the stroboscopic map, which in this context
is a 2-dimensional piecewise-smooth discontinuous map. For some parameter values we
are able to show that the map is a quasi-contraction possessing a (locally) unique maximin
periodic orbit. We complement our analysis using advanced numerical techniques to
provide a complete portrait of the dynamics as parameters are varied. We find that for
some regions of the parameter space the model undergoes a cascade of gluing bifurcations,
while for others the model shows multistability between orbits of different periods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Volume70
Pages (from-to)48-73
ISSN1007-5704
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

  • Integrate-and-fire, Hybrid systems, Piecewise smooth 2d maps, Quasi-contractions
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