Nonlinear dynamics in the neural circuit for the control of swimming in lamprey (fish)

Li Zhaoping, Head of the Laboratory of Natural Intelligence, University College London

I will introduce the behavior and neural activities associated with swimming in lamprey. Then mathematical analysis and computer simulations of the neural circuit for the control of swimming is described, to give insights on how the seemingly complex non-linear system could be understood by looking at the essential components. More details can be found in Zhaoping, Lewis, & Scarpetta, Physical Review Letters 92(10):198106 (2004).