"We study a network of m identical excitatory cells projecting excitatory synaptic connections onto a single inhibitory interneuron, which is reciprocally coupled to all excitatory cells through inhibitory synapses possessing short-term synaptic depression.
We find that such a network with global inhibition possesses multiple stable activity patterns with distinct periods, characterized by the clustering of the excitatory cells into synchronized sub-populations.
We prove the existence and stability of n-cluster solutions in a m-cell network.
... Implications for temporal coding and memory storage are discussed."
Chandrasekaran L, Matveev V, Bose A (2009) Multistability of clustered states in a globally inhibitory network Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 238(3):253-263