Farey-Lorenz permutations for interval maps

William Geller and Michal Misiurewicz


Abstract

Lorenz-like maps arise in models of neuron activity, among other places. Motivated by questions about the pattern of neuron firing in such a model, we study periodic orbits and their itineraries for Lorenz-like maps with nondegenerate rotation intervals. We characterize such orbits for the simplest such case and gain substantial information about the general case.