The Fractal geometry of the brain

an overview

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The first chapter of this book introduces some history, philosophy, and basic concepts of fractal geometry and discusses how the neurosciences can benefit from applying computational fractal-based analyses. Further, it compares fractal with Euclidean approaches to analyzing and quantifying the brain in its entire physiopathological spectrum and presents an overview of the first section of the book as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Fractal geometry of the brain
EditorsAntonio Di Ieva
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781493939954
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Computational Neuroscience



  • brain
  • fractals
  • fractal geometry
  • fractal analysis
  • multifractal
  • neurosciences
  • fractal dimension
  • lacunarity
  • self-similarity
  • scaling

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Di Ieva, A. (2016). The Fractal geometry of the brain: an overview. In A. Di Ieva (Ed.), The Fractal geometry of the brain (pp. 3-12). (Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience). New York: Springer, Springer Nature.