Springer Series in Synergetics

Temporal Disorder in Human Oscillatory Systems

Proceedings of an International Symposium University of Bremen, 8–13 September 1986

Editors: Rensing, Ludger, Heiden, Uwe an der, Mackey, Michael C. (Eds.)

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Rhythms of the heart and of the nervous and endocrine system, breathing, locomotory movements, sleep, circadian rhythms and tissue cell cycles are major elements of the temporal order of man. The dynamics of these systems are characterized by changes in the properties of an oscillator, transitions from oscillatory states into chaotic or stationary states, and vice versa, coupling or uncoupling between two or more oscillators. Any deviation from the normal range to either more or less ordered states may be defined as temporal disorder. Pathological changes of temporal organization, such as tremor, epileptic seizures, Cheyne-Stokes breathing, cardiac arrhythmicities and circadian desynchronization, may be caused by small changes in the order (control) parameters. One major aspect of the symposium was the analysis of characteristic features of these temporal control systems, including nonlinear dynamics of interactions, positive, negative and mixed feedback systems, temporal delays, and their mathematical description and modelling. The ultimate goal is a better understanding of the principles of temporal organization in order to treat periodic diseases or other perturbations of "normal" dynamics in human oscillatory systems.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Temporal Disorder-Introductory Remarks

    Rensing, Ludger (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Coupled Oscillators in Health and Disease

    Glass, L.

    Pages 8-14

  • Periodic Signaling and Receptor Desensitization: From cAMP Oscillations in Dictyostelium Cells to Pulsatile Patterns of Hormone Secretion

    Goldbeter, A.

    Pages 15-23

  • Oscillations and the Regulation of Spatial Order in Developing Systems

    Vicker, M. G. (et al.)

    Pages 24-29

  • Mixed Feedback: A Paradigm for Regular and Irregular Oscillations

    Heiden, U. (et al.)

    Pages 30-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temporal Disorder in Human Oscillatory Systems
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Symposium University of Bremen, 8–13 September 1986
Editors
  • Ludger Rensing
  • Uwe an der Heiden
  • Michael C. Mackey
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
36
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-72637-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-72637-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-72639-2
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 259
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