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Research Article

Rhythm Generation through Period Concatenation in Rat Somatosensory Cortex

  • Mark A. Kramer mail,

    mak@bu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for BioDynamics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Anita K. Roopun,

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

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  • Lucy M. Carracedo,

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

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  • Roger D. Traub,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

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  • Miles A. Whittington,

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

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  • Nancy J. Kopell

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for BioDynamics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: September 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000169

About the Authors

Mark A. Kramer, Nancy J. Kopell
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Mark A. Kramer, Nancy J. Kopell
Center for BioDynamics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Anita K. Roopun, Lucy M. Carracedo, Miles A. Whittington
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Roger D. Traub
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mak@bu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAW. Performed the experiments: AKR LMC. Analyzed the data: AKR. Wrote the paper: MAK NJK. Performed the computational modeling: MAK. Developed the computational model: RDT. Conceived the mathematical modeling: NJK.