MS42 ~ Wednesday, May 24, 1995 ~ 10:00 AM

Dynamical Systems and the Brain

The speakers in this minisymposium will present the results of several applications of dynamical systems to brain processes and structure. The presentations include discussions of traveling waves in neural tissue, the existence of chaotic and periodic behavior in in vitro samples of brain tissue, an examination of question of whether one should invoke low dimensional chaos to explain normal EEG signals, and the application of methods of nonlinear time series analysis to study and predict the onset of epileptic seizures.

Organizer: Robert Savit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Re-examination of Evidence for Low-Dimensional Nonlinear Structure in the Human EEG
Paul E. Rapp, Medical College of Pennsylvania
Time Series Analysis of Epileptic Seizures
Martin Casdagli, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Detection and Control of Chaos in the Brain
Steven J. Schiff, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Traveling Waves in Networks of Neurons with Refractoriness
John G. Milton, University of Chicago