Mediated Remote Synchronization of Kuramoto-Sakaguchi Oscillators

Qin, Y., Cao, M., Anderson, B. D. O., Bassett, D. S. & Pasqualetti, F., 10-Jul-2020, In : IEEE Control Systems Letters. 5, 3, p. 767-772

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Cortical regions without direct neuronal connections have been observed to exhibit synchronized dynamics. A recent empirical study has further revealed that such regions that share more common neighbors are more likely to behave coherently. To analytically investigate the underlying mechanisms, we consider
that a set of n oscillators, which have no direct connections, are linked through m intermediate oscillators (called mediators), forming a complete bipartite network structure. Modeling the oscillators by the Kuramoto-Sakaguchi model, we rigorously prove that mediated remote synchronization, i.e., synchronization
between those n oscillators that are not directly connected, becomes more robust as the number of mediators increases. Simulations are also carried out to show that our theoretical findings can be applied to other general and complex networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-772
JournalIEEE Control Systems Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10-Jul-2020

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