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Title Chaotic Breathing

Name Claude Baesens
Country Belgium
Email claude.baesens@warwick.ac.uk
Co-Author(s) Robert S MacKay
Submit Time 2014-02-25 04:33:38
Special Session 112: Nonlinear dynamics in neuroscience
On exposure to opiates, preparations from rat brain stems have been observed to continue to produce regular expiratory signals but to fail to produce some inspiratory signals. The numbers of expirations between two successive inspirations form an apparently random sequence. Here we propose an explanation based on the qualitative theory of dynamical systems. A relatively simple scenario for the dynamics of interaction between the generators of expiratory and inspiratory signals produces pseudo-random behaviour of the type observed.