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Unstable Periodic Orbits (UPOs) and Chaos Control in Neural Systems

  • M. L. Spano
  • W. L. Ditto
  • K. Dolan
  • F. Moss
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics Series book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

Chaos lurks on the border between regularity and randomness. While it masquerades as randomness, chaos is in reality a deterministic phenomenon. When we see irregularity, our thoughts hasten to blame randomness and disorder. Why should this be so? How can anything as marvellously ordered as the human body be dependent on processes that are completely random? Why is it that when the ubiquitous irregularity of biological systems is studied, instant conclusions are drawn about randomness? Recently we have begun to realize that irregularity is much richer than mere randomness can encompass. Thus we are brought to chaos.

Keywords

Periodic Orbit Chaotic System Chaotic Attractor Stable Manifold Population Spike 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Spano
  • W. L. Ditto
  • K. Dolan
  • F. Moss

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