Controlling chaos in the brain

Steven J. Schiff, Kristin Jerger, Duc H. Duong, Taeun Chang, Mark L. Spano, William L. Ditto

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-620
Number of pages6
Issue number6491
StatePublished - 1994

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