taught by Prof. Shelhamer
to Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology
Studies the application of nonlinear dynamics ("chaos theory")
and fractals to physiological systems. Examples are drawn from the
fields of cardiology, brain function, and the oculomotor system. Topics
include fractals, strange attractors, bifurcations, state-space
attractor reconstruction, Poincare sections, dimension calculations,
Lyapunov exponents, entropy, tests for determinism, nonlinear
forecasting. Especially useful for students interested in applying the
computational and analytical techniques of nonlinear dynamics to their
own data sets.
580.625-626 Structure and Function of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
(see course home page for schedule)
Lectures on the vestibular and oculomotor systems in a course that covers the overall physiological mechanisms of hearing and balance. Topics include the different types of eye movements, vestibular reflexes and adaptation, and vestibular problems related to space flight.