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By Erik Mosekilde, Lis Mosekilde

From time to time, probably once or twice each one century, a revolution happens that questions a few of our uncomplicated ideals and sweeps throughout in a different way good guarded disciplinary obstacles. those are the classes whilst technology is enjoyable, whilst new paradigms need to be formulated, and whilst younger scientists can do severe paintings with out first having to procure the entire wisdom in their academics. The emergence of nonlinear technological know-how seems to be one such revolution. In a stunning demeanour, this new technology has disclosed a few misconceptions in our conventional knowing of determinism. specifically, it's been proven that the suggestion of predictability, based on which the trajectory of a process will be accurately decided if one understands the equations of movement and the preliminary stipulations, is expounded to textbook examples of straightforward; integrable platforms. This predictability doesn't expand to nonlinear, conservative platforms as a rule. Dissipative structures may also convey unpredictability, only if the movement is continued via externally provided strength and/or assets. those discoveries, and the linked discovery that even really basic nonlinear structures can exhibit super complicated habit, have led to an remarkable feeling of universal curiosity between scientists from many alternative disciplines. over the past decade or now we have come to appreciate that there are common routes to chaos, now we have discovered approximately stretching and folding, and now we have chanced on the attractive fractal geometry underlying chaotic attractors.

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Characteristically in most cases the criticisms came from those who were not directly envolved neither in physiology nor in physiological time series analysis. 37 Table 2. Fractal dimensions computed by static and dynamic methods. Correlation dimensions (D,), Kaplan-Yorke conjecture (DKY) and Mori conjecture (DMo). 19 The main concern has been the non stationary nature of the time series. Here we showed that with the help of the recurrence plots quite long and stationary streches of EEG or ECG could be selected.

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New York. 1991 31 surface or depth are feasible, the global electrical activity is a valuable research tool and may enravel, some aspects of information processing capabilities of the brain. For example, the recent experiments of Gray and Singer [1] and Eckhon et al. [2] have demonstrated the relationship between the visual input and the onset of coherent oscillations in the visual cortex. They suggest this property as a mechanism for feature linking in the visual system. Traditionally the dynamical study of the brain required model construction in which the evolution of several variables, or a network of neuronal elements were followed in time.

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