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    Mathematical Biology

    Scholarpedia, 2(6):2877 (2007)

    Voltage-Controlled Oscillations in Neurons

    Scholarpedia, 1(11):1599 (2006)

    Predator-Prey Model

    Scholarpedia, 1(10):1563 (2006)

    Frank C. Hoppensteadt

    Frank C. Hoppensteadt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Caurant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

    He studied physics and mathematics at Butler University, and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, receiving his Ph.D. in January, 1965. He held tenured positions at Michigan State University, New York University, the University of Utah, and Arizona State University, including in addition to positions in mathematics, positions in departments of biology, statistics, and electrical engineering. He has also served in various administrative positions: Department Chair of Mathematics (Utah), Dean of Natural Science (MSU), Director of System Sciences and Engineering Research (ASU), and Sr. Vice Provost for Planning (NYU).

    Dr. Hoppensteadt has published 11 books and edited 2 in various areas of mathematics and mathematical biology, founded Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology, and has over 150 refereed articles in professional and scientific journals. He has received honors as Fellow of AAAS and Christensen Fellow, St.Catherine's College, Oxford.

    For more information, visit Dr. Hoppensteadt's homepage.

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      Haptic perception of force

      Wouter M. Bergmann Tiest and Astrid M.L. Kappers (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(4):32732.

      This article reviews research that deals with measuring the precision and/or the accuracy of haptic force perception... more Icon more.png

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      S1 somatotopic maps

      Stuart Wilson and Chris Moore (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(4):8574.

      S1 somatotopic maps refers to spatial patterns in the functional organization of neuronal responses in the mammalian... more Icon more.png

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      Tactile Sensors

      Uriel Martinez-Hernandez (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(4):32398.

      Tactile sensors are data acquisition devices, or transducers, that are designed to sense a diversity of properties via direct... more Icon more.png

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      Dynamic (effortful) touch

      Claudia Carello and Michael Turvey (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(4):8242.

      Dynamic or effortful touch is a subsystem of the haptic perceptual system (Gibson, 1966). It is the most common form of... more Icon more.png

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      Systems Neuroscience of Touch

      Ehud Ahissar et al. (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(4):32785.

      Systems neuroscience attempts to understand the realization of brain-related functions at the level of organization that can be... more Icon more.png

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