Complex Dynamics in Physiological Systems: From Heart to Brain

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Syamal K. Dana, Prodyot K. Roy, Jürgen Kurths
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 6, 2008 - Medical - 272 pages
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Nonlinear dynamics has become an important field of research in recent years in many areas of the natural sciences. In particular, it has potential applications in biology and medicine; nonlinear data analysis has helped to detect the progress of cardiac disease, physiological disorders, for example episodes of epilepsy, and others. This book focuses on the current trends of research concerning the prediction of sudden cardiac death and the onset of epileptic seizures, using the nonlinear analysis based on ECG and EEG data. Topics covered include the analysis of cardiac models and neural models. The book is a collection of recent research papers by leading physicists, mathematicians, cardiologists and neurobiologists who are actively involved in using the concepts of nonlinear dynamics to explore the functional behaviours of heart and brain under normal and pathological conditions. This collection is intended for students in physics, mathematics and medical sciences, and researchers in interdisciplinary areas of physics and biology.

 

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Contents

A Unified Approach to Attractor Reconstruction
3
A NonSubjective Approach
20
Direction of Information Flow Between Heart Rate Blood Pressure and Breathing
33
Cardiovascular Physics Modelling
48
The Mathematical Modelling of Inhomogeneities in Ventricular Tissue
49
Controlling Spiral Turbulence in Simulated Cardiac Tissue by LowAmplitude Traveling Wave Stimulation
69
Suppression of Turbulent Dynamics in Models of Cardiac Tissue by Weak Local Excitations
88
Synchronization Phenomena in Networks of Oscillatory and Excitable LuoRudy Cells
107
Early Impairment and Potential for Recovery
155
Application of Empirical Mode Decomposition to Cardiorespiratory Synchronization
167
Cognitive and Neurosciences
182
Prediction and Control Studies
183
An Expressive Body Language Underlies Drosophila Courtship Behavior
215
Speech Rhythms in Children Learning Two Languages
229
The Role of Dynamical Instabilities and Fluctuations in Hearing
238
Electrical Noise in Cells Membranes and Neurons
255

Nonlinear Oscillations in the Conduction System of the Heart A Model
127
Cardiovascular Physics Data Analysis
137
Statistical Physics of Human Heart Rate in Health and Disease
138

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