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Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease$
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Roger Traub, MD and Miles Whittington, PhD

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195342796

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.001.0001

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Historical Prelude

Historical Prelude

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Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease

Roger D. Roger

Miles A. Whittington

Oxford University Press

One of the pioneers in the mathematical and conceptual study of oscillations was Norbert Wiener, whose book Cybernetics first appeared in 1948. The authors review the type of data, experimental techniques, and computing tools available to Wiener for the study of brain oscillations, and describes some of the vast expansions in data base, techniques, and ideas about function that have occurred since Wiener's time.

Keywords:   experimental technique, conceptual framework, Fourier analysis, cable theory, Hodgkin-Huxley equations

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