Many books that refer directly to individual topics are already included in the texts in the respective context for reference. Here only the most important book references are summarized, which are important for the general understanding in the context of the IASON project. In the literature lists of the GVB and TVB excerpts (in submenu item "Downloads") further extensive reference lists are included at the end of the documents. Overlaps may occur. The list of relevant books & papers below will be continuously updated.


  • P. Hartman-Stein & A. La Rue: Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults, Springer, 2011

  • R. Richter & B. Zoeller-Judge: Alzheimer’s Disease- a Physicians Guide to Practical
    Management, Springer, 2004

  • S. Zschocke & H.C. Hansen: Clinical Encephalography, 3rd edition, Springer, 2012

  • N. Birbaumer & R. Schmdt: Biological Psychology, 7th Edition, Springer, 2018

  • N. Birbaumer & J. Zittlau: Your brain knows more than you think, Ullstein, 2015

  • G. Ulrich: The spontaneous resting EEG, Königshausen & Wustermann, 2012

  • R. Straub: Three memories for the body, Springer 2020

  • S. Seung: Connectome, Penguin, 2012

  • H. Monyer & M. Gessmann: The Genius Memory, Penguin, 2017

  • M. Walker: The great book of sleep, Goldmann, 2018

  • K. Maurer & U. Maurer: Alzheimer's and Art, Frankfurt University Press, 2009

  • W. Singer: The observer in the brain, Suhrkamp, 2002

  • O. Breithaupt: The dark sides of empathy, Suhrkamp, 2017

  • C. Borck: Brain waves - cultural history of electroencephalography, Wallstein, 2015

  • C. Bishop: Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition, Oxford University Press, 2000

  • T. Kohonen: Self-Orgnizing Maps, Springer, 2000

  • M. Cohen: Analyzing neural time series data, MIT Press, 2014

  • S. Strogatz: Synchron, Berlin-V., 2004

  • L. Genova: Still Alice, Bastei-Lübbe, 2015

  • K. Swaffer: "What the hell is happening in my brain?", Hogrefe, 2017

  • A. Christoph-Gaugusch: Dementia and the art of forgetting, Carl Auer, 2018

  • L. Naccache und K. Naccache: Der kleine Gehirnversteher – Eine Erkundung unseres geheinisvollsten Organs, Beck-Verlag, 2019


Important papers that are not covered in the texts on the website:

C. v.d. Malsburg: The correlation theory of brain function, 1984

S. Freud - Project for a scientific psychology, 1895

C. Skarda & W. Freeman: How brains make chaos in order to make sense of the
world, 1987

H. Uzan & I. Kanter et al: Biological learning curves outperform existing ones in
artificial intelligence algorithms, Nature, 2019