We study the interplay among noise, weak driving signal and coupling in excitable FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons. Due to coupling, noise-sustained oscillations become locked to the signal as functions of both signal frequency and noise intensity. Higher order [Formula presented] locking tongues and various array-enhanced resonance features are demonstrated. This resonance and locking behavior due to a time scale matching between noise-sustained oscillations and the signal is fundamentally different from stochastic resonance in usual noisy threshold elements.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics