Brain Dynamics

An Introduction to Models and Simualtions

  • Hermann Haken

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Basic Experimental Facts and Theoretical Tools

  3. Spiking in Neural Nets

  4. Phase Locking, Coordination and Spatio-Temporal Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Pages 251-269
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Pages 273-282
    3. Pages 283-285
    4. Pages 287-315
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-333

About this book


 Brain Dynamics serves to introduce graduate students and nonspecialists from various backgrounds to the field of mathematical and computational neurosciences. Some of the advanced chapters will also be of interest to the specialists. The book approaches the subject through pulse-coupled neural networks, with at their core the lighthouse and integrate-and-fire models, which allow for the highly flexible modelling of realistic synaptic activity, synchronization and spatio-temporal pattern formation. Topics also include pulse-averaged equations and their application to movement coordination. The book closes with a short analysis of models versus the real neurophysiological system.

The second edition has been thoroughly updated and augmented by two extensive chapters that discuss the interplay between pattern recognition and synchronization. Further, to enhance the usefulness as textbook and for self-study, the detailed solutions for all 34 exercises throughout the text have been added.


Computational Neuroscience Dynamical Systems Movement control Neural Nets Neuronal Systems Synaptic Models neural networks neurons

Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum Synergetik, Institut für Theroretische Physik, Teilinstitut 1Universität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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