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AMCS/GRASP Seminar: Marty Golubitsky, Ohio State University, “Patterns of Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry”
March 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Abstract: This talk will discuss previous work on quadrupedal gaits and recent work on a generalized model for binocular rivalry proposed by Hugh Wilson. Both applications show how rigid phase-shift synchrony in periodic solutions of coupled systems of differential equations can help understand high level collective behavior in the nervous system. For gaits the symmetries predict unexpected gaits and for binocular rivalry the symmetries predict unexpected percepts.