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Introduction

This repository contains all scripts, notebooks and artifacts needed in order to recreate the simulations and data analysis described in the paper:

Harter, D. Spike synchronization dynamics of small-world networks. (2013)

In this research, we examine the effects of small-world network organizations on spike synchronization dynamics in networks of Izhikevich spiking units. We interpolate network organizations from regular ring lattices, through the small-world region, to random networks and measure global spike synchronization dynamics. We examine how average path length and clustering may effect the dynamics of global and neighboring clique spike organization and propogation. We add additional realistic constraints on the dynamics by introducing propogation delays of spiking signals proportional to wiring length. The addition of delays further enhances the finding that small-world organization may be beneficial for balancing neighborhood synchronized waves of organization with global synchronization dynamics.

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