"Central pattern generators (CPGs) frequently include bursting neurons that serve as pacemakers for rhythm generation.
Phase resetting curves (PRCs) can provide insight into mechanisms underlying phase locking in such circuits.
PRCs were constructed for a pacemaker bursting complex in the pyloric circuit in the stomatogastric ganglion of the lobster and crab.
Maran SK, Sieling FH, Demla K, Prinz AA, Canavier CC (2011) Responses of a bursting pacemaker to excitation reveal spatial segregation between bursting and spiking mechanisms. J Comput Neurosci 31:419-40 [PubMed]