Brain Function and Oscillations

Brain Oscillations. Principles and Approaches

  • Erol Başar

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Prologue: From “Brain Dynamics” Towards “Brain Oscillatory Theory”

  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Erol Başar
      Pages 13-20
    3. Erol Başar
      Pages 21-38
    4. E. Başar, V. Kolev, J. Yordanova
      Pages 75-105
    5. T. Demiralp, A. Ademoǵlu, M. Schürmann, E. Başar
      Pages 107-122
  4. Renaissance of the EEG and Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. E. Başar, S. Karakaş
      Pages 147-151
    3. E. Başar, R. Quian Quiroga
      Pages 169-195
  5. Resonance as the Basic Mechanism of Oscillatory Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. E. Başar, S. Karakas, E. Rahn, M. Schürmann
      Pages 219-238
    3. J. Yordanova, V. Kolev, E. Başar
      Pages 239-251
    4. E. Başar, J. Yordanova, V. Kolev
      Pages 253-264
    5. C. Başar-Eroğlu, M. Schürmann, E. Başar
      Pages 275-286
    6. Erol Başar
      Pages 287-291
    7. E. Başar, S. Karakaş
      Pages 327-329
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-365

About this book


This book establishes a brain theory based on neural oscillations with a temporal relation to a well-defined event. New findings about oscillations at the cellular level show striking parallels with EEG and MEG measurements. The authors embrace both the level of single neurons and that of the brain as a whole, showing how this approach advances our knowledge about the functional significance of the brain's electrical activity. They are related to sensory and cognitive tasks, leading towards an "integrative neurophysiology". The book will appeal to scientists and graduate students.
This two-volume treatise has the special features that:
- powerful mathematical algorithms are used;
- concepts of synergetics, synchronization of cell assemblies provide a new theory of evoked potentials;
- the EEG frequencies are considered as a type of alphabet of brain function;
- based on the results described, brain oscillations are correlated with multiple functions, including sensory registration, perception, movement and cognitive processes related to attention,learning and memory;
- the superposition principle of event-related oscillations and brain Feynmann diagrams are introduced as metaphors from quantum theory.


brain electroencephalography (EEG) neurons neurophysiology physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Erol Başar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyMedical University LübeckLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Brain Dynamics Research CenterTÜBITAK Research Council of TurkeyAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72194-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72192-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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