Collective dynamics of two-mode stochastic oscillators

A. Nikitin, Z. Néda, T. Vicsek

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


We study a system of two-mode stochastic oscillators coupled through their collective output. As a function of a relevant parameter four qualitatively distinct regimes of collective behavior are observed. In an extended region of the parameter space the periodicity of the collective output is enhanced by the considered coupling. This system can be used as a new model to describe synchronizationlike phenomena in systems of units with two or more oscillation modes. The model can also explain how periodic dynamics can be generated by coupling largely stochastic units. Similar systems could be responsible for the emergence of rhythmic behavior in complex biological or sociological systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Collective dynamics of two-mode stochastic oscillators'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this