Principles of Brain Functioning A Synergetic Approach to Brain Activity, Behavior and Cognition

This book presents a new understanding of brain activity. Based on the general results of synergetics, the brain is conceived as a complex self-organizing system with emergent properties. This approach is elaborated upon by numerous explicit models that are based on and checked by detailed experimen...

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Main Author: Haken, Hermann
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1996, 1996
Series:Springer Series in Synergetics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The Brain as a Dynamical System
  • 4. Basic Concepts of Synergetics I: Order Parameters and the Slaving Principle
  • 5. Dynamics of Order Parameters
  • II Behavior
  • 6. Movement Coordination — Movement Patterns
  • 7. More on Finger Movements
  • 8. Learning
  • 9. Animal Gaits and Their Transitions
  • 10. Basic Concepts of Synergetics II: Formation of Spatio-temporal Patterns
  • 11. Analysis of Spatio-temporal Patterns *
  • 12. Movements on a Pedalo
  • III EEG and MEG
  • 13. Chaos, Chaos, Chaos
  • 14. Analysis of Electroencephalograms
  • 15. Analysis of MEG Patterns
  • IV Cognition
  • 16. Visual Perception
  • 17. Decision Making as Pattern Recognition
  • 18. The Brain as a Computer or Can Computers Think?
  • 19. Networks of Brains
  • 20. Synergetics of the Brain: Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Appendices
  • A. Analysis of Time Series
  • A.1 Time Series