´Dynamics of biologically informed neural mass models of the brainUniversitätsverlag Ilmenau, Softcover, 193 SeitenSpiegler: Dynamics of biologically informed neural mass models of the brain This book contributes to the development and analysis of computational models that help brain function to be understood. The mean activity of a brain area is mathematically modeled in such a way as to strike a balance between tractability and biological plausibility. Neural mass models (NMM) are used to describe switching between qualitatively different regimes (such as those due to pharmacological interventions, epilepsy, sleep, or contextinduced state changes), and to explain resonance phenomena in a photic driving experiment. The description of varying states in an ordered sequence gives a principle scheme for the modeling of complex phenomena on multiple time scales. The NMM is matched to the photic driving experiment routinely applied in the diagnosis of such diseases as epilepsy, migraine, schizophrenia and depression. The model reproduces the clinically relevant entrainment effect and predictions are made for improving the experimental setting.