Periodic Stimulation

  • Peter A. Tass
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)


The effects of periodic stimuli on rhythmic biological activity were experimentally studied in detail in a variety of physiological paradigms. A number of studies were dedicated, for instance, to the entrainment of the respiration to a mechanical ventilator (cf. Fallert and Mühlemann 1971, Vibert, Caille, Segundo 1981, Baconnier et al. 1983, Petrillo, Glass, Trippenbach 1983, Petrillo and Glass 1984) and to periodic electrical stimulation of cardiac pacemaker tissue (cf. Reid 1969, Levy, Iano, Zieske 1972, Van der Tweel, Meijler, Van Capelle 1973, Jalife and Moe 1976, 1979, Ypey, Van Meerwijk, DeHaan 1982, Guevara, Glass, Shrier 1981, Glass et al. 1983, Glass et al. 1984, Jalife and Michaels 1985, Guevara, Shrier, Glass 1988). Other authors investigated the periodic forcing of circadian oscillators (Pittendrigh 1965, Winfree 1980), of neurons (Perkel et al. 1964, Pinsker 1977, Guttman, Feldman, Jakobsson 1980) and of tremor activity (Elble and Koller 1990, Elble, Higgins, Hughes 1992).


J033 9705D Pacemaker Tissue Periodic Electrical Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Tass
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  1. 1.Neurologische KlinikHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany

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