Nonlinear Dynamics in the Life and Social Sciences (NATO Science Series, Series A: Life Sciences Vol. 320) / Edition 1

Nonlinear Dynamics in the Life and Social Sciences (NATO Science Series, Series A: Life Sciences Vol. 320) / Edition 1

by William Sulis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586030205

ISBN-13: 9781586030209

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: IOS Press, Incorporated

This book features contributions of well known scientists working on Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences. It includes empirical studies of neural encoding, memory, eye movements, warfare, business cycles and selection of time series analysis algorithms. There are theoretical chapters on emergence and social dynamics. There are clinical contributions…  See more details below

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This book features contributions of well known scientists working on Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences. It includes empirical studies of neural encoding, memory, eye movements, warfare, business cycles and selection of time series analysis algorithms. There are theoretical chapters on emergence and social dynamics. There are clinical contributions dealing with the measurement of the quality of life in psychiatric patients, psychosis, the organization of self, the role of love in family dynamics. Finally ideas from non linear dynamics are applied to understanding the nature of creative processes. The book is accessible to beginning and seasoned researchers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586030209
Publisher:
IOS Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
NATO Science Series
Pages:
417
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Chaos Theory
Application of Chaos3
Entropy, Information and Ordering Criteria in Open Systems13
Stabilization of Unstable Periodic Orbits of Chaotic Dynamical Systems33
Chaotic Oscillations and the Genesis of Meaning in Cerebral Cortex45
Ch. 2System Effects
Quantitative Languages for Complex Systems Applied to Biological Structure65
Bridge from Classical to Quantum Theory of Open Systems72
The Neural Basis of Mental Representations: Nonlinear Perspectives98
Emergence, Radical Novelty, and the Philosophy of Mathematics133
Asymptotic Analysis of Traveling Fronts for Reaction-Transport Systems via Hamilton-Jacobi Formalism153
Ch. 3Time Series
Dynamical Data Analysis at the Turn of the Century169
Wavelet Analysis and its Applications to Time Series176
Nonlinear Analysis of 30-Second Sleep Stage Epochs195
Investigation of Variability of Indexes of Myocardial Contractility by Complexity Measures in Patients with Hypertension204
Ch. 4Modeling in Life Sciences
Principles, Concepts and Phenomena of Ensembles with Variable Structure (EVS)217
Numerical Study of Bifurcation Phenomena in Nerve Cells232
Realistic Modeling of Cardiac Arrhythmia244
Analysis of Rotating DLA-Clusters: Theory and Computer Simulation253
Online Estimation of the State and Parameters in Compartmental Models Using Extended Kalman Filter262
Ch. 5Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology and Social Sciences
Three Centuries of Category Errors in Studies of the Neural Basis of Consciousness and Intentionality275
Universals and Specifics in Psychology286
Nonlinear Dynamics and Psychiatry308
Construction of System Dynamics from Multivariate Data325
Head-tracking Fractal Dynamics in Visually Pursuing a Virtual Target333
Ch. 6Nonlinear Dynamics in Biology and Ecology
The Complexity of Evolution349
The Gene Centered View of Evolution and Symmetry Breaking and Pattern Formation in Spatially Distributed Evolutionary Processes360
Nonlinear DNA Dynamics369
Chaos and Order on Spatially Structured Plankton Dynamics. A Theoretical Study383
Self-Organisation in Fish School398
On Certain Properties of Dayhoff Matric Transformation407
Author Index417

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