Dr. Rosa's research work is in the field of computational neuroscience and nonlinear dynamics, with special emphasis on synchronization of complex systems. A particular complex system of interest is networks of neuron. Synchronous neurons are critical in mechanisms associated with rhythmic motions such as mastication, breathing, walking, swimming and flying. Abnormal synchrony has been associated with neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and depression, and in many processes associated with circadian rhythms. Synchronization is also directly related to memory and information processing.
E. Rosa, Jr., Q.M. Skilling, and W. Stein, "Effects of Reciprocal Inhibitory Coupling in Model Neurons," Biosystems 127, 73 (2015).