Harmonic Resonance In The Brain:

Spatial patterns in perception and behavior mediated by spatial standing waves in neural tissue

Steven Lehar

Title picture: Array of atomic orbitals

This book presents the Harmonic Resonance Theory of neurocomputation, explaining how the spatiotemporal patterns that we experience in visual perception, as well as in dreams and hallucinations, and the spatiotemporal patterns of muscular contraction and extension observed during locomotion, are expressed in the brain and nervous system as spatiotemporal standing waves and travelling waves, and this is what accounts for the symmetry and periodicity in human aesthetic preference, music, and dance. These resonances are seen already in the simplest creatures as a synchronized waving of cilia in the paramecium, the wave-like walking pattern of the centipede, and the sinusoidal oscillations of a slithering snake or swimming eel.

(Work in progress, complete to chapter 4)

1   Resonances Everywhere
2   What Is Harmonic Resonance?
3   Representational and Computational Properties of Resonance
4   Harmonic Resonance In The Brain
5   Resonance In Vision
6   Holographic Theory and Fourier Processing
7   Nonlinear Resonance and Phase Conjugation
8   Universal Resonance