1. What are the differences between pulse coupling found among neuron cells and diffusive coupling found in cells that exhibit calcium waves?

  2. Moreover, in both methods, is it a strict requirement that the cells have to be adjacent to each other or at a distance from each other.

I know this is not a mathematical forum, but can anyone answer the next question or at least point out some books/article where I can learn them.

  1. How can we represent pulse and diffusive coupling mathematically?
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know what you are referring to in Q1. What calcium waves? Can you give us a reference? $\endgroup$
    – Memming
    Apr 16, 2016 at 11:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Memming Intracellular calcium waves. For example $\endgroup$
    – nashynash
    Apr 19, 2016 at 4:44

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Partial answer:

  1. As for a book on the topic of mathematical modeling of coupled neural oscillators, you can start with:

    • Wilson, H. R. (1999) Spikes, Decisions & Actions: Dynamical Foundations of Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK. author's copy, amz

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