Fractals of Brain, Fractals of Mind

In search of a symmetry bond

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| Duke University
| Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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This collective volume is the first to discuss systematically what are the possibilities to model different aspects of brain and mind functioning with the formal means of fractal geometry and deterministic chaos. At stake here is not an approximation to the way of actual performance, but the possibility of brain and mind to implement nonlinear dynamic patterns in their functioning. The contributions discuss the following topics (among others): the edge-of-chaos dynamics in recursively organized neural systems and in intersensory interaction, the fractal timing of the neural functioning on different scales of brain networking, aspects of fractal neurodynamics and quantum chaos in novel biophysics, the fractal maximum-power evolution of brain and mind, the chaotic dynamics in the development of consciousness, etc. It is suggested that the ‘margins’ of our capacity for phenomenal experience, are ‘fractal-limit phenomena’. Here the possibilities to prove the plausibility of fractal modeling with appropriate experimentation and rational reconstruction are also discussed. A conjecture is made that the brain vs. mind differentiation becomes possible, most probably, only with the imposition of appropriate symmetry groups implementing a flowing interface of features of local vs. global brain dynamics. (Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 7]  1996.  x, 359 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
vii
Preface
ix
Introduction
1
Edge-of-Chaos Dynamics in Recursively Organized Neural Systems
David M. Alexander and Gordon G. Globus
31
Fractal Time and the Foundations of Consciousness: Vertical convergence of 1/f phenomena from ion channels to behavioral states
Carl M. Anderson and Arnold J. Mandell
75
Fractal Thinking: Self-organizing brain processing
Earl Mac Cormac
127
n-Dimensional Nonlinear Psychophysics: Intersensory interaction as a network at the edge of chaos
Robert A.M. Gregson
155
Fractal Neurodynamics and Quantum Chaos: Resolving the mind-brain paradox through novel biophysics
Chris King
179
The Fractal Maximum-Power Evolution of Brain, Mind, and Consciousness
Larry Vandervert
235
The Fractal-Like Roots of Mind: A tutorial in direct access
Maxim I. Stamenov
273
Cahotic Dynamics and the Development of Consciousness
John R. Van Eenwyk
323
Subject Index
347
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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