Chapter 17. Chaos Control in Biological Systems

  1. Heinz G. Schuster
  1. M. L. Spano1 and
  2. W. L. Ditto2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607455.ch17

Handbook of Chaos Control

Handbook of Chaos Control

How to Cite

Spano, M. L. and Ditto, W. L. (1999) Chaos Control in Biological Systems, in Handbook of Chaos Control (ed H. G. Schuster), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607455.ch17

Editor Information

  1. University of Kiel, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Leibnizstr. 15, D-24098 Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    NSWC, Carderock Laboratory, Code 684, 9500 MacArthur Blvd., W. Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

  2. 2

    Applied Chaos Laboratory, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527294367

Online ISBN: 9783527607457



  • chaos control;
  • biological systems;
  • cardiac dynamics;
  • chaos in brain tissue;
  • DC field interactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cardiac Dynamics

    • Introduction to ventricular fibrillation

    • Fibrillation as a dynamical state

    • Detection of deterministic dynamics in canine ventricular fibrillation

    • Imaging of the spatiotemporal evolution of ventricular fibrillation

  • Control of Chaos in Cardiac Systems

    • Control of isolated cardiac tissue

    • Control of atrial fibrillation in humans

  • Control of Chaos in Brain Tissue

  • DC Field Interactions with Mammalian Neuronal Tissue

  • Summary