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Nature. 1994 Aug 25;370(6491):615-20.

Controlling chaos in the brain.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Abstract

In a spontaneously bursting neuronal network in vitro, chaos can be demonstrated by the presence of unstable fixed-point behaviour. Chaos control techniques can increase the periodicity of such neuronal population bursting behaviour. Periodic pacing is also effective in entraining such systems, although in a qualitatively different fashion. Using a strategy of anticontrol such systems can be made less periodic. These techniques may be applicable to in vivo epileptic foci.

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PMID:
8065447
DOI:
10.1038/370615a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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