Phase-lag synchronization analysis in complex systems with directed inter-relations

Research paper by V.S.G. Martins, A.C. Rodrigues, H.A. Cerdeira, B.S. Machado

Indexed on: 29 Feb '16Published on: 29 Feb '16Published in: The European Physical Journal Special Topics


In this work, we proposed a novel way to estimate phase-lag synchronization in coupled systems. This approach was applied into two systems: a directed-coupled Rössler-Lorenz system and a network of Izhikevich neurons. For the former case, the phase-lag synchronization revealed an increase in complexity for the Lorenz subsystem components, when the coupling is activated. The opposite behavior was observed when the Izhikevich network were organized in a hierarchical way. Our results point out to emergent synchronism related to causal interactions in coupled complex systems.