Continuing the Flow of Brainy Material
Two more publications are now available (but were done some time ago).
One is a fairly straightforward paper, which you can get from arxiv.org.
J. Berryman, Scott W. Coussens, Cosma Shalizi, Yvonne Pamula, David
Parsons, Kurt Lushington, David Saint, Andrew Allison, A. James Martin, Declan
Kennedy and Derek Abbott,
"Nonlinear Aspects of EEG Signals from Sleep Patients", pp. 40--48
in Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical
Systems III (Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 2005); q-bio.NC/0506015
- Abstract: Electroencephalograph (EEG) analysis enables the
neuronal behavior of a section of the brain to be examined. If the behavior is
nonlinear then nonlinear tools can be used to glean information on brain
behavior, and aid in the diagnosis of sleep abnormalities such as obstructive
sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In this paper the sleep EEGs of a set of normal
and mild OSAS children are evaluated for nonlinear behaviour. We consider how
the behaviour of the brain changes with sleep stage and between normal and OSAS
This paper grows out of work Matthew did in Ann Arbor, when he visited last
summer. (Our summer, not his.)
The other is a little more convoluted.
- Cosma Rohilla Shalizi, "Functionalism, emergence, and collective
coordinates: A statistical physics perspective on 'What to say to a skeptical
metaphysician'", Behavioral and Brain
Sciences 27 (2004): 635--636
This is part of the peer commentary on Don Ross and David Spurrett's target
paper, "What to Say to a Skeptical Metaphysician: A Defense Manual for
Cognitive and Behavioral Scientists" (pp. 603--627
issue). The commentary (pp. 627--637) is followed by Ross and Spurrett's
intelligent reply to comments (pp. 637--647
contribution isn't particularly readable outside of that context
, which of course
the journal doesn't make publicly available.
Now, back to work.
Minds, Brains, and Neurons;
Posted by crshalizi at June 15, 2005 10:00 | permanent link