Includes bibliographical references (p. -266) and index.
1. Necessity for a Science of Complex Systems
2. Observation Problems from an Information-Theoretical Viewpoint
3. CMLs: Constructive Approach to Spatiotemporal Chaos
4. Networks of Chaotic Elements
5. Significance of Coupled Chaotic Systems to Biological Networks
6. Chaotic Information Processing in the Brain
7. Conversations with Authors.
This book, the first in a series on this subject, is the outcome of many years of efforts to give a new all-encompassing approach to complex systems in nature based on chaos theory. While maintaining a high level of rigor, the authors avoid an overly complicated mathematical apparatus, making the book accessible to a wider interdisciplinary readership. (source: Nielsen Book Data)