Neurochaos: Analyzing the Brain and Its Disorders from a Physics Perspective


Kavakci M.

7th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership, ICCLS 2020, Virtual, Online, 29 - 31 October 2020, pp.15-24 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-74057-3_3
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-24
  • Keywords: Brain disorders, Neurochaos, Pathophysiological mechanisms

Abstract

© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.From stock market dynamics to biophysical variability, many investigations for understanding chaotic behaviors in complex systems have been undertaken. Mathematical models have been developed to reproduce the conditions and approximate end results in these systems with theoretical success albeit limited ecological validity. More recently, however, scientists have been pondering the role of chaos in neuroscience, especially in relation to pathophysiological mechanisms. Does chaos theory have a role in the central nervous system? Can it help explain why some individuals’ brains go awry? Discussion of these and similar questions with potentially promising avenues of research are suggested in this chapter.