Springer Series in Synergetics

Principles of Brain Functioning

A Synergetic Approach to Brain Activity, Behavior and Cognition

Authors: Haken, Hermann

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It is increasingly being recognized that the experimental and theoretical study of the complex system brain requires the cooperation of many disciplines, in­ cluding biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, and others. In this way brain research has become a truly interdis­ ciplinary endeavor. Indeed, the most important progress is quite often made when different disciplines cooperate. Thus it becomes necessary for scientists to look across the fence surrounding their disciplines. The present book is written precisely in this spirit. It addresses graduate students, professors and scientists in a variety of fields, such as biology, medicine and physics. Be­ yond its mathematical representation the book gives ample space to verbal and pictorial descriptions of the main and, as I believe, fundamental new insights, so that it will be of interest to a general readership, too. I use this opportunity to thank my former students, some of whom are my present co-workers, for their cooperation over many years. Among them I wish to mention in particular M. Bestehorn, L. Borland, H. Bunz, A. Daf­ fertshofer, T. Ditzinger, E. Fischer, A. Fuchs, R. Haas, R. Honlinger, V. Jirsa, M. Neufeld, M. Ossig, D. Reimann, M. Schanz, G. Schoner, P. Tass, C. Uhl. My particular thanks go to R. Friedrich and A. Wunderlin for their constant help in many respects. Stimulating discussions with a number of colleagues from a variety of fields are also highly appreciated.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Prologue

    Haken, Hermann

    Pages 1-3

  • Introduction

    Haken, Hermann

    Pages 7-11

  • Exploring the Brain

    Haken, Hermann

    Pages 13-30

  • Modeling the Brain. A First Attempt: The Brain as a Dynamical System

    Haken, Hermann

    Pages 31-33

  • Basic Concepts of Synergetics I: Order Parameters and the Slaving Principle

    Haken, Hermann

    Pages 35-49

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Brain Functioning
Book Subtitle
A Synergetic Approach to Brain Activity, Behavior and Cognition
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
67
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79570-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79570-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79572-5
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 350
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