Delay effects in brain dynamics

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There are in our existence spots of time,That with distinct pre-eminence retainA renovating virtue, whence ... our mindsAre nourished and invisibly repaired;...(Wordsworth 1888, ||. 208-211, The prelude-book twelfth, imagination and taste, how impaired and restored, written in 1805)This brief introductory paper reviews the methods and the results presented in the special issue. The general destabilizing effects of time delays in nonlinear dynamical systems are summarized and some similarities in the philosophical approaches of neural systems research in distinct disciplines are pointed out. All the invited papers focus on the central role of time delays in the dynamics of neural systems. The research contributions are set in order according to the increasing number of neurons involved in the corresponding study from a couple of neurons through neural fields to populations and clusters of neurons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1062
Number of pages4
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1891
Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 2009


  • Brain dynamics
  • Delay
  • Dynamical systems
  • Motor system
  • Neural pathway
  • Sensory system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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