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Springer Series in Synergetics

Rhythms in Physiological Systems

Proceedings of the International Symposium at Schloß Elmau, Bavaria, October 22–25, 1990

Editors: Haken, Hermann, Koepchen, Hans P. (Eds.)

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Rhythms are a basic phenomenon in all physiological systems. They cover an enormous range of frequencies with periods from the order of milliseconds up to some years. They are described by many disciplines and are investigated usually in the context of the physiology of the respective function or organ. The importance given to the research on rhythmicity is quite different in different systems. In some cases where the functional significance is obvious rhythms are at the center of interest, as in the case of respiration or locomotion. In other fields they are considered more or less as interesting epiphenomena or at best as indicators without essential functional significance, as in the case of cardiovascular or EEG rhythms. Recently the study of physiological rhythms has attracted growing interest in several fields, especially with respect to rhythm research in humans and its rapidly spreading applications in basic behavioral research, and as a diagnostic tool in clinical medicine. This development was favored by two methodological and conceptual ad­ vances: on the one hand, the availability of non-invasive methods of continu­ ous recording of physiological parameters and their computer-assisted evaluation, and on the other, the rapid development of theoretical analyses, for example, the understanding of dynamic systems, the generation of coordinated macroscopic pro­ cesses in systems comprising many single elements, and the mathematical tools for treating nonlinear oscillators and their mutual coupling.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Physiology of Rhythms and Control Systems: An Integrative Approach

    Pages 3-20

    Koepchen, H. P.

  • Synergetics – Can It Help Physiology

    Pages 21-31

    Haken, H.

  • Autorhythmicity in Blood Vessels: Its Biophysical and Biochemical Bases

    Pages 35-59

    Siegel, G. (et al.)

  • Role of the Rostroventrolateral Medulla in the Generation of Rhythmicities of the Sympathetic Activity

    Pages 61-68

    Trzebski, A. (et al.)

  • Noninvasive Methods for Studying Rhythmic Nervous Control of Human Circulation

    Pages 69-76

    Lindqvist, A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhythms in Physiological Systems
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Symposium at Schloß Elmau, Bavaria, October 22–25, 1990
Editors
  • Hermann Haken
  • Hans P. Koepchen
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
55
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-76877-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-76877-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-76879-8
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 363
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