Nonlinear Waves in Neuronal Cortical Structures

  • Robert M. Miura
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 75)


“the term ‘mathematical model’ … will be used for any complete and consistent set of mathematical equations which is thought to correspond to some other entity, its prototype. The prototype may be a physical, biological, social, psychological or conceptual entity, perhaps even another mathematical model …”

This quote, from Aris’ [1978] interesting book on mathematical modelling, gives a basic description of a mathematical model. As Aris points out, mathematical modelling largely remains an art and it is difficult to communicate modelling skills to the uninitiated.


Rest Membrane Potential Presynaptic Terminal Cortical Spreading Depression Spiral Wave Spreading Depression 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Miura
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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