Machinery of the Mind

Data, Theory, and Speculations About Higher Brain Function

  • E. Roy John
  • Thalia Harmony
  • Leslie S. Prichep
  • Mitchell Valdés-Sosa
  • Pedro A. Valdés-Sosa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Integrative Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Strange Attractors and Synchronization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Alfredo Alvarez Amador, Roberto D. Pascual-Marqui, Pedro A. Valdés-Sosa
      Pages 59-90
    3. Erol Başar, C. Başar-Eroglu, J. Röschke, J. Schult
      Pages 91-114
    4. Fernando H. Lopes Da Silva, Willem Kamphuis, Jan M. A. M. Van Neerven, Jan Pieter M. Pijn
      Pages 115-139
  4. Visual Information Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Steven A. Hillyard, George R. Mangun, Steven J. Luck, Hans-Jochen Heinze
      Pages 186-205
  5. Cognitive Studies in Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Yu. L. Gogolitsin, R. E. Kiryanova, V. B. Nechaev
      Pages 225-242
    3. Gerd Pfurtscheller, W. Klimesch, A. Berghold, W. Mohl, H. Schimke
      Pages 243-251
    4. Mitchell Valdés-Sosa, Maria A. Bobes
      Pages 252-288
  6. Cognitive Studies in Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Jan Bures, Olga Buresova
      Pages 291-310
    3. H. Schenk, U. Haselhorst, N. A. Uranova, A. Krusche, H. Hantke, D. D. Orlovskaja
      Pages 323-336
  7. Human Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Thalía Harmony, Erzsébet Marosi, Ana E. Díaz DeLeón, Jacqueline Becker, Thalía Fernández-Harmony
      Pages 360-375
  8. Brain Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Pedro A. Valdés-Sosa, Rolando Biscay Lirio
      Pages 405-434
    3. Leslie S. Prichep, E. Roy John, F. Mas
      Pages 460-470
    4. Leslie S. Prichep, E. Roy John, P. Easton, R. Chabot
      Pages 471-478
    5. Harold Weinberg, A. W. Robertson, D. Crisp, B. Johnson
      Pages 479-511
    6. Igor A. Shevelev, Eugeny N. Tsicalov, Alexander M. Gorbach, Konstantin P. Budko, George A. Sharaev
      Pages 512-531
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 541-566

About this book


In the spring of 1987, I was in Havana, Cuba, where I was participating in planning a large-scale longitudinal study of the neurophysiological, neurochemical, and behavioral characteristics of cohorts of patients with cerebrovascular disease, depression, senile dementia, schizophrenia, or learning disabilities; and also part of this study were their first-degree blood relatives. This study was the outgrowth of a long-term project on the practical application of computer methods for the evaluation of brain electrical activity related to anatomical integrity, maturational development, and sensory, perceptual;·-and cognitive processes, especially in chil­ dren. For many years, that project had been supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the National Scientific Research Center of Cuba (CNIC), and the Ministries of Public Health and of Education of Cuba. Since its inception, I had served as a technical advisor to the UNDP project. When the project began, I became acquainted with Dr. Jose M. Miyar Barrueco, who was at that time the Rector of the Medical School of the University of Havana. Because of his keen interest in the new computer technology and its potential utility in developing countries, we met from time to time during my visits. These occasional meetings continued after he became Secretary of the Cuban Council of State, so that he could remain apprised of progress and problems with which he might help.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Roy John
    • 1
  • Thalia Harmony
    • 2
  • Leslie S. Prichep
    • 1
  • Mitchell Valdés-Sosa
    • 3
  • Pedro A. Valdés-Sosa
    • 3
  1. 1.Brain Research LaboratoriesNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.National University of MexicoCiudad de Los DeportesMexico
  3. 3.Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cientifícas Ciudad de la HabanaCuba

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