Modified Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (mDFA)

Modified Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (mDFA)

Toru Yazawa

In Stock Date: 
01/22/2015
Print Price: 
$89.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606506127
E-book Price: 
$81.00
E-book ISBN: 
9781606506134
Pages: 
88
Binding Type: 
Hardcover

This book described empirical results of biological use of an analytical technique, DFA (Detrended Fluctuation Analysis). But this book did not describe what DFA is. Instead, using DFA, fluctuation of heartbeats was investigated in this book. Because human hearts are inappropriate specimens for conducting physiological experiments, crustacean hearts were chosen at first as a model to conduct various experiments such as isolated-heart experiments. Later, this book described human heart as well. First, we tried to describe how human hearts resemble with invertebrate hearts. (Those who do not need biology can skip biology sections.) Then, various results obtained from analysis both on model animals and humans were presented. By presenting the empirical results, the authors suggested how DFA is practically useful in the field of bio-medical technology.

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Toru Yazawa

Toru Yazawa is a biologist of invertebrate animals. A major focus of his research has been neurobiology of the cardiovascular system using electrophysiological and biochemical methods. He has experienced recordings of a crab’s autonomic cardiac-nerve impulses and myocardial action potentials at both in-situ condition and isolated-heart conditions.