Brain Function and Oscillations

Integrative Brain Function. Neurophysiology and Cognitive Processes

  • Erol Başar

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIX
  2. Prologue: The Voyage in EEG

    1. Erol Başar
      Pages 1-16
  3. Dynamics of Electrical Signals in the Animal Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Erol Başar, Tamer Demiralp, Martin Schürmann, Canan Başar-Eroğlu
      Pages 37-59
    3. Martin Schürmann, Tamer Demiralp, Canan Başar-Eroğlu, Erol Başar
      Pages 61-67
    4. Atsuko Schütt, Theodore H. Bullock, Erol Başar
      Pages 91-108
    5. Erol Başar, Atsuko Schütt, Theodore H. Bullock
      Pages 109-116
    6. Canan Başar-Eroğlu, Erol Başar
      Pages 117-126
  4. The Human Brain: Dynamics of EEG, Evoked Potentials, and MEG

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Erol Başar, Martin Schürmann
      Pages 143-153
    3. Ralph Parnefjord, Erol Başar
      Pages 161-175
  5. Cognitive Processes

  6. Integrative Systems in Brain Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Canan Başar-Eroğlu, Erol Başar, Martin Schürmann, Atsuko Schütt, Daniel Strüber, Michael Stadler et al.
      Pages 367-380
    3. Erol Başar, Martin Schürmann
      Pages 393-406
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Erol Başar, Sirel Karakaş
      Pages 429-434
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 439-476

About this book


This book establishes a brain theory based on neural oscillations with a temporal relation to a well-defined event. New findings about oscillations at the cellular level show striking parallels with EEG and MEG measurements. The authors embrace both the level of single neurons and that of the brain as a whole, showing how this approach advances our knowledge about the functional significance of the brain's electrical activity. They are related to sensory and cognitive tasks, leading towards an "integrative neurophysiology". The book will appeal to scientists and graduate students.
This two-volume treatise has the special features that:
- powerful mathematical algorithms are used;
- concepts of synergetics, synchronization of cell assemblies provide a new theory of evoked potentials;
- the EEG frequencies are considered as a type of alphabet of brain function;
- based on the results described, brain oscillations are correlated with multiple functions, including sensory registration, perception, movement and cognitive processes related to attention,learning and memory;
- the superposition principle of event-related oscillations and brain Feynmann diagrams are introduced as metaphors from quantum theory.


attention cognitive psychology cortex neurophysiology neuroscience perception physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Erol Başar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyMedical University LübeckLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Brain Dynamics Research CenterTÜBITAK Research Council of TurkeyAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64170-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59893-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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