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Phase Resetting in Medicine and Biology: Stochastic Modelling and Data Analysis / Edition 1

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This book presents a new theoretical approach to phase resetting and stimulation-induced synchronization and desynchronization in a population of oscillators. The author uses shastic methods from statistical mechanics and applies his theory to models of practical importance in physiology and neuroscience. The book is accessible to readers not familiar with the mathematical formalism. The author also proposes improvements to stimulation techniques as used by neurologists and neurosurgeons in the context of Parkinson's disease and MEG/EEG data analysis.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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"This book is devoted to the intriguing problem of the complex dynamics of coupled oscillators in neuroactivity. The book is not for the unprepared reader - the theory of Winfree on phase resetting and Haken's synergetics theory form the foundations of this monograph." (ZENTRALBLATT MATH)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540381594
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/30/2006
  • Series: Springer Series in Synergetics
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 1999. 2nd printing 2006. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 329

Table of Contents

Resetting an Ensemble of Oscillators.- Synchronization Patterns.- Shastic Model.- Clustering in the Presence of Noise.- Single Pulse Stimulation.- Periodic Stimulation.- Data Analysis.- Modelling Perspectives.- Neurological Perspectives.- Epilogue.

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