Istanbul Kultur University, Brain Dynamics, Cognition and Complex Systems Research Center Turkey
Erol Başar, currently Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at The Kultur University Istanbul, is a pioneer in the field of Brain Dynamics and Oscillations. He has published seven monographs, edited 10 books, and authored or co-authored 250 papers in neuroscience and cardiovascular research. Başar’s monograph, EEG-Brain Dynamics (1980) introduced the functional importance of brain oscillations and the quantum concept; it is considered a milestone in neuroscience literature. The author was educated in high-energy physics and in physiology at the Universities of Munich, Hamburg and Hanover. He taught physiology at the Medical University, Lübeck between 1980 and 2000. He was also involved in research and teaching in New York, San Diego, Ankara and Izmir. Başar’s route to multidisciplinary research was directly influenced, during the 1960s, by the advice of Werner Heisenberg and the renowned natural philosopher, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. The Darwinian view discussed by Başar is the result of a longstanding collaboration with Theodore Holmes Bullock, in California.
S-Matrix and Feynman Space-Time Diagrams to Quantum Brain Approach. An Extended Proposal
This report describes the importance of oscillations in brain function and introduces metaphors to quantum dynamics. In order to analyze scattering processes at the level of elementary particles Werner Heisenberg proposed the use of the so-called S-Matrix to understand nuclear interactions by studying ingoing at outgoing particles. Later, Richard Feynman developed useful schemes in order to visualize processes of elementary particle interactions. In the present report a metaphor to Feynman Diagrams is developed in order to model the “Ongoing Brain Activity and Event Related Oscillations”. The response susceptibility of the brain shows a probabilistic causality similar to uncertain processes in elementary particle physics. A new grammar called Brain Feynman Diagrams is proposed in order to show brain oscillatory responses as a more visible construct in comparison to conventional compound brain potentials.