Dynamics of Sensory and Cognitive Processing by the Brain

Integrative Aspects of Neural Networks, Electroencephalography, Event-Related Potentials, Contingent Negative Variation, Magnetoencephalography, and Clinical Applications

  • Erol Başar

Part of the Springer Series in Brain Dynamics book series (SSBD, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Compound Potentials of the Brain: From the Invertebrate Ganglion to the Human Brain

  3. Field Potentials and Nonlinear Dynamics: Do New Models Emerge?

  4. New Scopes at the Cellular Level

  5. Cognitive Potentials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. G. Werner
      Pages 241-257
    3. T. W. Picton
      Pages 258-265
    4. H. Pockberger, P. Rappelsberger, H. Petsche
      Pages 266-274
  6. Magnetic Fields of the Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. K. Saermark, J. Lebech, C. K. Bak
      Pages 299-304
    3. M. Hoke
      Pages 311-318
  7. Clinical Applications

  8. Workshop: How Brains May Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. T. Melnechuk
      Pages 347-348
    3. Werner Leinfellner
      Pages 349-353
    4. Erol Başar
      Pages 381-384
    5. W. J. Freeman
      Pages 385-391
  9. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393

About these proceedings


In neurophysiology, the emphasis has been on single-unit studies for a quarter century, since the sensory work by Lettwin and coworkers and by Hubel and Wiesel, the cen­ tral work by Mountcastle, the motor work by the late Evarts, and so on. In recent years, however, field potentials - and a more global approach general­ ly - have been receiving renewed and increasing attention. This is a result of new findings made possible by technical and conceptual advances and by the confirma­ tion and augmentation of earlier findings that were widely ignored for being contro­ versial or inexplicable. To survey the state of this active field, a conference was held in West Berlin in August 1985 that attempted to cover all of the new approaches to the study of brain function. The approaches and emphases were very varied: basic and applied, electric and magnetic, EEG and EP/ERP, connectionistic and field, global and local fields, surface and multielectrode, low frequencies and high frequencies, linear and non­ linear. The conference comprised sessions of invited lectures, a panel session of seven speakers on "How brains may work," and a concluding survey of relevant methodologies. The conference showed that the combination of concepts, methods, and results could open up new important vistas in brain research. Included here are the proceedings of the conference, updated and revised by the authors. Several attendees who did not present papers at the conference later ac­ cepted my invitation to write chapters for the book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erol Başar
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyMedical University LübeckLübeck 1Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71533-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71531-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7170
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