The Nonlinear Dynamics of the Crayfish Mechanoreceptor System

Sonya Bahar, Frank Moss
2003 International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering  
We review here the nonlinear dynamical properties of the crayfish mechanoreceptor system from the hydrodynamically sensitive hairs on the tailfan through the caudal photoreceptor neurons embedded in the 6th ganglion. Emphasis is on the extraction of low dimensional behavior from the random processes (noise) that dominate this neural system. We begin with stochastic resonance in the sensory root afferents and continue with a discussion of the photoreceptor oscillator and its instabilities.
more » ... stic synchronization, rectification and the generation of second harmonic responses in the photoreceptors are finally discussed.
doi:10.1142/s0218127403007916 fatcat:xzoxklaqvrgrzminjevfbdu7pu