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A nonlinear perspective in understanding the neurodynamics of EEG

Pradhan, N and Dutt, Narayana D (1993) A nonlinear perspective in understanding the neurodynamics of EEG. In: Computers in Biology and Medicine, 23 (6). pp. 425-442.

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Abstract

The developments in nonlinear dynamics and the theory of chaos have considerably altered our perception and analysis of many complex systems, including the brain. This paper reviews the physical and dynamical aspect of brain's electrical activity from this new perspective and indicates possible future directions. The importance of emerging trends of nonlinear dynamics and chaos to neurobiology has been discussed in the context of various states of consciousness and behaviour. In the past, EEG analysis has been confined to descriptive stochastic statistics and any understanding of the transitional process of brain activities was either nonexistent or not amenable for investigation. With the developments in nonlinear dynamics, the chaotic dynamical parameters and trajectory behaviour will find their use as feature detection techniques in EEG. Furthermore, nonlinear dynamics provides a model for EEG generation and temporal prediction which will help in determining the nature of neuronal processes governing various states of brain activity. The formalism of globally coupled dynamic systems will find applications in modelling the transitional states of EEG.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Author Keywords:Nonlinear dynamics;Chaos;EEG;Brain's transitional states;Phase space;Attractor dimension
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14307

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