Principles of Brain Functioning

A Synergetic Approach to Brain Activity, Behavior and Cognition

  • Hermann Haken

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Prologue

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      Pages 1-3
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 7-11
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      Pages 51-63
  4. Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
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      Pages 91-115
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      Pages 117-122
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      Pages 123-147
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  5. EEG and MEG

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
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  6. Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-349

About this book


It is increasingly being recognized that the experimental and theoretical study of the complex system brain requires the cooperation of many disciplines, in­ cluding biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, and others. In this way brain research has become a truly interdis­ ciplinary endeavor. Indeed, the most important progress is quite often made when different disciplines cooperate. Thus it becomes necessary for scientists to look across the fence surrounding their disciplines. The present book is written precisely in this spirit. It addresses graduate students, professors and scientists in a variety of fields, such as biology, medicine and physics. Be­ yond its mathematical representation the book gives ample space to verbal and pictorial descriptions of the main and, as I believe, fundamental new insights, so that it will be of interest to a general readership, too. I use this opportunity to thank my former students, some of whom are my present co-workers, for their cooperation over many years. Among them I wish to mention in particular M. Bestehorn, L. Borland, H. Bunz, A. Daf­ fertshofer, T. Ditzinger, E. Fischer, A. Fuchs, R. Haas, R. Honlinger, V. Jirsa, M. Neufeld, M. Ossig, D. Reimann, M. Schanz, G. Schoner, P. Tass, C. Uhl. My particular thanks go to R. Friedrich and A. Wunderlin for their constant help in many respects. Stimulating discussions with a number of colleagues from a variety of fields are also highly appreciated.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und SynergetikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Center for Complex SystemsFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79572-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79570-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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