Hidden symmetry in chains of biological coupled oscillators

Atsuko Takamatsu*, Reiko Tanaka, Teruo Fujii

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Spatiotemporal patterns in chains of coupled biological oscillators with boundaries were investigated. A couple oscillator model was proposed in chains with a hidden oscillator interconnecting the boundaries. The It was observed that inhomogeneous systems showed significant decrease of frequency of D 4 symmetric pattern irrespective of the coupling strength. The results shows that the traveling wave pattern does not maintain the Z 2 symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number228102
Pages (from-to)228102-1-228102-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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