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Phase Multistability

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Many processes in nature are characterized by the coexistence of a number of limit states that can be reached from different initial conditions for a given set of parameters. Such phenomena, known as multistability, can be observed in almost all areas of science, including physics, chemistry, and physiology. In this chapter we study the class of phenomena called phase multistability. Generally, phase multistability assumes the coexistence of two or more stable synchronous states, each corresponding to the same synchronization order n : m, and characterized by different phase shifts between oscillations in interacting systems. The fact that coexisting limit states correspond to different phase shifts gives the name for this phenomenon.

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  • Spike Train
  • Chaotic Attractor
  • Synchronous State
  • Frequency Mismatch
  • Tangent Bifurcation

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Balanov, A., Janson, N., Postnov, D., Sosnovtseva, O. (2009). Phase Multistability. In: Synchronization. Springer Series in Synergetics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72128-4_12

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