Dynamics of Coupled Oscillator Systems - Abstract
The Kuramoto model (KM) is a theoretical paradigm for investigating the emergence of rhythmic activity in large populations of oscillators. A remarkable example of rhythmogenesis is the feedback loop between excitatory (E) and inhibitory (I) cells in large neuronal networks. Yet, although the EI-feedback mechanism plays a central role in the generation of brain oscillations, it remains unexplored whether the KM has enough biological realism to describe it. In this contribution we present a two-population KM that is analytically solvable to a large extent, and describes the main features of the EI-based rhythms.