Present achievements in biology and medicine are very impressive. Lots of features
of human organism are known. However, there are still lots of unresolved problems
and scientists have no satisfactive idea how to approach to them. My reading of papers and
books about biology hit me upon an idea that organism is an engineering object.
Moreover I'll illustrate it using my software. Now there are lots of articles
devoted to this subject. For example, it is worth to note
AI : Neural Network for beginners (Part 1 of 3). In this article I would like to prove that biology and medicine research could also be included into universal framework. However human mind (even my one) is limited. Comprehensive medical research
requires full time of engagement. Therefore unlike
my article about determination of orbits of artificial satellites, I haven't
been attempting to present realistic picture. I just want to show similarity of determination
of orbits of artificial satellites and research of human organism. I think that
medical specialists forgive me for my incompetence. However I'm sure that this soft
may be used for realistic research of epilepsy. So let us start.
was the first researcher who had discovered nature of epilepsy. Now it is known
that his ideas are true. How did he made his discovery? The key feature of epilepsy is
an attractor. We can notice
an attractor in oscillations of trees forced by wind or water oscillations
in rivers and streams. And Hippocrates
could do that too. Indeed The Nature has common laws.
Click here to find the picture of epilepsy attractors (Fig. 1).Sample
attractor picture is presented below:
Qalitatively it is the same attractor as the one referenced in above article. The boundary
of red and green curves is a stable cicle that corresponds to epilepsy oscillations.
The referenced above article contains very complicated models of the human brain.
However all present day models are rather subject of research than absolute true.
Specialist in epilepsy told me that they need the framework more than concrete model.
Determination of parameters of human brain.
Here I'll show that determination of human brain parameters is similar
to determination of orbits of artificial satellites. Usually
those models are verified by scientists using
electroencephalography. They compare curves obtained by their models with
curves provided with electroencephalograms. The "brain" that I have constructed is described by following
system of differential equations:
I've selected these equations to obtain an
attractor. Then I define parameters c and f of these equations. I wont't be overloading a reader by technical details. My determination is presented below:
Although this brain is not realistic it contains qulitative ingridients of realistic
one. We have an attractor, a system of differential equations, an electroencephalogram.
I may be asked by readers: "Why did you write this article? We already have an article
about determination of orbits of artificial satellites."
I would like to attract attention of physicians and biologists to the framework. Would
this article be named: "System
identification" then maybe domain specialists would notice it.
Points of interests
When I was a boy I wished to glorify my beautiful native
Ramenskoe city. I wanted all residents of the city know to me. Now a number
of visits of my articles exceeds the number of residents of Ramenskoe (by the time
I was born).
Ph. D. Petr Ivankov worked as scientific researcher at Russian Mission Control Centre since 1978 up to 2000. Now he is engaged by Aviation training simulators http://dinamika-avia.com/ . His additional interests are:
1) Noncommutative geometry
2) Literary work (Russian only)
3) Scientific articles