Phase Resetting of Respiratory Rhythm — Experiments in Animals and. Models

  • F. L. Eldrige
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 55)


Resetting of respiratory rhythm was studied in cats and in two models (Van der Pol and Fitzhugh-Bonhoeffer) of a limit cycle oscillator. All three behave similarly when perturbed by brief stimuli, when respiratory drive is changed or when stochastic processes are added. The findings support the idea that a limit cycle oscillator underlies mammalian respiration and show that a number of features of in vivo respiration can be mimicked by limit cycle models.


Respiratory Drive Respiratory Rhythm Limit Cycle Oscillator Superior Laryngeal Nerve Phase Reset 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. L. Eldrige
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  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and PhysiologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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