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# Attractors in continuous –time switching networks

• We consider a system of equations with discontinuous right hand side, which arise as models of gene and neural networks. We study attractors in $R^4$ which lie in a set of orthants in the form of figure eight. We find that if the attractor is symmetric with respect to these two loops, then the only possible attractor is a periodic orbit which traverses both loops once. We show that without the symmetry the set of admissible attractors include periodic orbits which follow one loop $k$ times and other loop once, for any $k$. However, we also show that no trajectory in an attractor can traverse both loops more then once in a row.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 34C25, 34D45, 92B20.

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