Biological Clocks and Mechanisms of Neural Control

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
  • Charles S. Peskin
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 10)


A clock has three main parts: an oscillating system, such as a pendulum, spring, or electrical circuit; a source of energy; and a trigger mechanism or escapement that connects the energy source to the oscillator. A clock’s face presents the oscillator’s output in some useful way.


Neural Control Biological Clock Spike Generator Neural Control Network Phase Reset 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
    • 1
  • Charles S. Peskin
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Natural ScienceMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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