Periodic renewal processes: application to periodically driven FitzHugh-Nagumo system

Research paper by T. Prager, A. B. Neiman, L. Schimansky-Geier

Indexed on: 21 Feb '09Published on: 21 Feb '09Published in: The European Physical Journal B


Stimulation with periodic force is a standard method to study response properties of a system. Here we examine a special type of systems which generate a sequence of events with uncorrelated time intervals. We review analytical tools to calculate the gain and the signal-to-noise ratio for such systems when perturbed by sinusoidal signal and then apply these tools to the stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo model.