In this study, the Hénon map was analyzed using quantifiers from information theory in order to compare its dynamics to experimental data from brain regions known to exhibit chaotic behavior. The goal was to investigate the potential of the Hénon map as a model for replicating chaotic brain dynamics in the treatment of Parkinson’s and epilepsy patients. The dynamic properties of the Hénon map were compared with data from the subthalamic nucleus, the medial frontal cortex, and a q-DG model of neuronal input–output with easy numerical implementation to simulate the local behavior of a population. Using information theory tools, Shannon entropy, statistical complexity, and Fisher’s information were analyzed, taking into account the causality of the time series. For this purpose, different windows over the time series were considered. The findings revealed that neither the Hénon map nor the q-DG model could perfectly replicate the dynamics of the brain regions studied. However, with careful consideration of the parameters, scales, and sampling used, they were able to model some characteristics of neural activity. According to these results, normal neural dynamics in the subthalamic nucleus region may present a more complex spectrum within the complexity–entropy causality plane that cannot be represented by chaotic models alone. The dynamic behavior observed in these systems using these tools is highly dependent on the studied temporal scale. As the size of the sample studied increases, the dynamics of the Hénon map become increasingly different from those of biological and artificial neural systems.
Chaotic dynamics of the Hénon map and neuronal input–output: A comparison with neurophysiological data
Note: This paper is part of the Focus Issue on Ordinal Methods: Concepts, Applications, New Developments and Challenges.
Natalí Guisande, Monserrat Pallares di Nunzio, Nataniel Martinez, Osvaldo A. Rosso, Fernando Montani; Chaotic dynamics of the Hénon map and neuronal input–output: A comparison with neurophysiological data. Chaos 1 April 2023; 33 (4): 043111. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0142773
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