The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders

Integrated Neural Circuits Supporting the Emergence of Mind

  • Ioan Opris
  • Manuel F. Casanova

Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems book series (SSCNS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jon H. Kaas, Suzana Herculano-Houzel
      Pages 3-22
    3. Aurel I. Popescu, Ioan Opris
      Pages 23-51
  3. Microcircuits and the Emergence of Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Manuel F. Casanova, Ioan Opris, Estate Sokhadze, Emily L. Casanova
      Pages 55-68
    3. Ioan Opris, Manuel F. Casanova, Mikhail A. Lebedev, Aurel I. Popescu
      Pages 69-94
    4. Brian R. Noga, Ioan Opris
      Pages 95-127
    5. Liviu Bilteanu, Manuel F. Casanova, Ioan Opris
      Pages 129-153
    6. Brian R. Noga, Ioan Opris
      Pages 155-174
    7. Ioan Opris, Brian R. Noga, Liviu Bilteanu, Manuel F. Casanova
      Pages 175-191
    8. Arturo Tozzi, Biswa Sengupta, James F. Peters, Karl J. Friston
      Pages 193-212
    9. D. Alistair Steyn-Ross, Moira L. Steyn-Ross
      Pages 213-232
  4. Disorders of the Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Cosmin-Andrei Şerban, Andrei Barborică, Adina-Maria Roceanu, Ioana-Raluca Mîndruță, Jean Ciurea, Ana-Maria Zăgrean et al.
      Pages 361-381
    3. Maria-Luisa Flonta, Violeta Ristoiu
      Pages 417-445
    4. Cristian Donos, Andrei Barborica, Ioana Mindruta, Mihai Maliia, Irina Popa, Jean Ciurea
      Pages 447-468
    5. Cosmin Sonea, Anca-Liliana Opris, Manuel F. Casanova, Ioan Opris, Marian Vladimir Constantinescu
      Pages 469-489
  5. Computational Approaches and Neurointerfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. Yoshio Sakurai, Tomoya Ohnuki, Ryo Shiroshita, Yukitoshi Sakaguchi, Kazuki Shiotani, Chi Jung Lee
      Pages 513-525
    3. Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar, Mikhail A. Lebedev
      Pages 545-572
  6. Beyond the Mind’s Barriers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 611-611
    2. Tatiana Popovitchenko, Mladen-Roko Rasin
      Pages 629-647
    3. Gabriel Predoi, Iulian Raus, Florica Barbuceanu, Ioan Opris
      Pages 691-711
    4. Ana-Maria Zăgrean, Bogdan Ianosi, Cosmin Sonea, Ioan Opris, Leon Zăgrean
      Pages 713-740
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 785-793

About this book


This book covers recent advances in the understanding of brain structure, function and disorders based on the fundamental principles of physics.  It covers a broad range of physical phenomena occurring in the brain circuits for perception, cognition, emotion and action, representing the building blocks of the mind.  It provides novel insights into the devastating brain disorders of the mind such as schizophrenia, dementia, autism, aging or addictions, as well as into the new devices for brain repair. The book is aimed at basic researchers in the fields of neuroscience, physics, biophysics and clinicians in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychology, psychiatry.


Physics Brain Mind Neural circuits Brain disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Ioan Opris
    • 1
  • Manuel F. Casanova
    • 2
  1. 1.Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Department of Neurological SurgeryMiller School of Medicine, University of MiamiMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Greenville Health SystemUniversity of South Carolina, School of Medicine GreenvilleGreenvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29672-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29674-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-9105
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-9113
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