"In the adult frog respiratory system, periods of rhythmic movements of the buccal floor are interspersed
by lung ventilation episodes.
The ventilatory activity results from the interaction of two hypothesized
oscillators in the brainstem.
Here, we model these oscillators with two coupled neural networks, whose
co-activation results in the emergence of new dynamics.
The biological interest of this formal model is illustrated by
the persistence of the relevant dynamical features when perturbations are introduced in the model, i.e.
dynamic noises and architecture modifications.
The implementation of the networks with clock-driven
continuous time neurones provides simulations with physiological time scales."
Horcholle-Bossavit G, Quenet B (2009) Neural model of frog ventilatory rhythmogenesis. Biosystems 97:35-43 [PubMed]