I’m on my way back from the 2011 Joint Mathematics Meeting. I gave a talk yesterday on finite size effects in neural networks. I gave a pedagogical talk on the strategy that Michael Buice and I have employed to analyze finite size networks in networks of coupled spiking neurons. My slides are here. We’ve adapted the formalism we used to analyze the finite size effects of the Kuramoto system (see here for summary) to a system of synaptically coupled phase oscillators.