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Multifractals and Chronic Diseases of the Central Nervous System

Authors: Ghosh, Dipak, Samanta, Shukla, Chakraborty, Sayantan

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  • This book provides a comprehensive study of the various neurological disorders using non-linear dynamics
  • The book primarily focuses on the application of various multifractal methods to studying the physiological signals in different neurological disorders
  •  It shows how a multifractal approach can be used to analyze EMG signals in motor neuron disease, which can be developed as a potential biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of the disease
  • The book is useful to clinical neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and biomedical scientists
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This book primarily focuses on the study of various neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s (PD), Huntington (HD), Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Motor Neuron Diseases (MND) from a new perspective by analyzing the physiological signals associated with them using non-linear dynamics. 

The development of nonlinear methods has significantly helped to study complex nonlinear systems in detail by providing accurate and reliable information. The book provides a brief introduction to the central nervous system and its various disorders, their effects on health and quality of life, and their respective courses of treatment, followed by different bioelectrical signals like those detected by Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrocardiography (ECG), and Electromyography (EMG).  

In turn, the book discusses a range of nonlinear techniques, fractals, multifractals, and Higuchi’s Fractal Dimension (HFD), with mathematical examples and procedures. A review of studies conducted to date on neurological disorders like epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington, Alzheimer’s, and Motor Neuron Diseases, which incorporate linear and nonlinear techniques, is also provided. The book subsequently presents new findings on neurological disorders of the central nervous system, namely Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, by analyzing their gait characteristics using a nonlinear fractal based technique: Multifractal Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (MFDFA). In closing, the book elaborates on several parameters that can be obtained from cross-correlation studies of ECG and blood pressure, and can be used as markers for neurological disorders. 

About the authors

Prof. Dipak Ghosh, a University Gold medalist and a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics, is presently an Emeritus Professor at the Sir C.V. Raman Centre for Physics and Music, and Director (Hony.) of the Biren Roy Research Laboratory for Radioactivity and Earthquake Studies, Jadavpur University. Formerly, he was a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Jadavpur University. Prof. Ghosh has received several awards like the S.N. Bose Memorial Medal, C.V. Raman Award by the University Grants Commission etc. in recognition of his in-depth research work. He was the Principal Investigator from India in projects with prestigious research institutes like CERN and FERMI Lab. He has over five hundred publications in reputed international journals and several books to his credit. His research interests include nuclear and particle physics, nonlinear dynamics applied to biomedical problems, and neuro-cognition of music. He has also served as a reviewer for international journals like Physical Review Letters, Physica A, EPL etc. 

Dr. Shukla Samanta, who holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Jadavpur University, is presently associated with Seacom Engineering College, Kolkata as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Basic Science and Humanities Department.  She holds a postgraduate degree in Physics from Presidency College, and an M.Tech in Computer Science and Application from the University of Calcutta. She has published several papers on seismic activity, econophysics, and physiological systems in various peer-reviewed international journals. She has also served as a reviewer for international journals. Her present research interest is focused on the nonlinear study of different neurological disorders. 

Mr. Sayantan Chakraborty is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Biomedical Signals at the Department of Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering, Jadavpur University. He completed his postgraduate degree in Electrical Power Engineering at the University of Calcutta. He has published several papers on electric bid prices, the Stock Exchange of India and biomedical signals in journals of international repute. He has also served as a reviewer for international journals such as Physica A, IET Science, Measurement & Technology etc. Mr. Chakraborty is also an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at ICFAI University, Tripura. He was previously affiliated with Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College and Seacom Engineering College, Kolkata as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-46

    Ghosh, Dipak (et al.)

  • Multifractal Study of EEG Signal of Subjects with Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s

    Pages 47-77

    Ghosh, Dipak (et al.)

  • Multifractal Approach for Quantification of Autonomic Deregulation Due to Epileptic Seizure with ECG Data

    Pages 79-96

    Ghosh, Dipak (et al.)

  • Multifractal Analysis of Electromyography Data

    Pages 97-116

    Ghosh, Dipak (et al.)

  • Multifractal Study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases with Human Gait Data

    Pages 117-147

    Ghosh, Dipak (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3552-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3551-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multifractals and Chronic Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3552-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3552-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3551-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 182
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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