Slow Potential Changes in the Brain

  • Wolfgang Haschke
  • Erwin Josef Speckmann
  • Alexander I. Roitbak

Part of the Brain Dynamics book series (BD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introductory Remarks: What Is a Generator Like?

  3. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Heinz Caspers
      Pages 9-20
  4. Psychophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Herbert Bauer
      Pages 45-61
    3. Renate Haschke, Matthias Tennigkeit, Hans-Jörg Lehmann, Wolfgang Haschke
      Pages 63-70
    4. Shuhei Yamaguchi, Robert T. Knight
      Pages 71-84
    5. Matthias Tennigkeit, Hans-Jörg Lehmann, Renate Haschke
      Pages 85-95
    6. Carsten Eulitz, Peter Ullsperger, Gabriele Freude
      Pages 103-107
  5. Neurophysiology

  6. Glia and Microenvironment

  7. Biomagnetism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. K.-H. Berthel, G. Albrecht, G. Kirsch, H. Nowak, F. Gießler
      Pages 221-227
    3. Wolfgang Haberkorn
      Pages 229-233
    4. R. Huonker, G. Kirsch, R. Kötitz, K.-P. Hoffmann
      Pages 235-242
    5. Jürgen Vieth, Peter Schüler, Gunnar Sack, Oliver Ganslandt, Wolfgang Dratz, Horst Fischer et al.
      Pages 243-250
  8. Motor Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Lothar Beyer, Thomas Weiss, Ellen Hansen, Reinhard Rost
      Pages 273-281
    3. Ellen Hansen, Reinhard Rost, Thomas Weiss, Lothar Beyer
      Pages 283-288

About this book


DC-potential changes, comprising fast fluctuations and slow shifts, rep­ resent objective concomitants of neuronal processes in the brain. They can be recorded not only in animals, but also in humans under various conditions. As far as slow brain potentials are concerned, exciting results have been detected with respect to their correlation to psychophysiolog­ ical events. Although a large amount of data has been accumulated by psychophysiologists, neurophysiologists, and other scientists involved, the neurophysiological basis of these field potentials is still not clear, and remains controversial. Scientists from European countries participated in an interdisciplinary symposium in the summer of 1990, July 2 to 6, at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, which covered the field of slow brain potentials from the psychophysiological to the cellular level, including glial cells and microenvironment. From this conference the idea derived to present an up-to-date overview on important aspects of the field concerned. The Introductory Remarks are given to elucidate what is thought to be a "generator" of slow potentials of the brain. The large number of sources, implications of the "inverse problem" to analyze field potentials are taken into account.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Haschke
    • 1
  • Erwin Josef Speckmann
    • 2
  • Alexander I. Roitbak
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Fakultät, Institut für PhysiologieFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institut für PhysiologieWestfälische Willhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.I. S. Beritashvili Institue of PhysiologyGeorgian Academy of SciencesTbilisiRepublic of Georgia

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