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Gerd Heinz,

Main Directories

  • Publications (english/german)
  • Television and Press Reports (german)
  • Technical Docs (german)
  • Hobby-Projekte (german)
  • Annual reports (german)
  • Project reports (german)
  • Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft, Gesundheit (german)
  • Architecture of the Nervous System (english/german)
  • The Discovery of Acoustic Photography (english/german)
  • Special Sites

  • Brillante Zitate
  • E-Mobile: Umrechnung von kWh in Liter Benzin/Diesel (german)
  • A second informatics? Properties of IN (english) (german)
  • Discovery of Wave Interference Networks (english) (german)
  • Animations of Interference Networks
  • Pioneers of Interference Network Research
  • The holographic brain - legacy of Karl Lashley, Donald Hebb, Lloyd Jeffress, Karl Pribram and Andrew Packard (english) ( german)
  • Überblick zu Interferenznetzwerken (IN) (german)
  • Basic knowledge about IN (english)
  • Interference Networks - a Physical, Structural and Behavioural Approach to Nerve System. BICS 2004 (PDF)
  • Können wir durch Nerven sehen - erste Bilder der Gedanken? (german)
  • Waves in a non-euklidean space (german)
  • Who introduced the name "Acoustic Camera"? (english)
  • Zur Physik bildgebender Rekonstruktion akustischer Bilder und Filme im Zeitbereich (PDF german)
  • Acoustic Films between 1997 and 2004 (english)
  • Music and Sound Visualisation (german)
  • Bevölkerungsexplosion verursacht Erderwärmung und Kohlendioxid (ab 2011, 200 S.): Intro, Inhalt
  • Digitalisierung des Telefons: Erste Schaltkreisentwürfe aus Ost-Berlin (german)
  • Wer erfand die Binärrechnung? (german) mit der Übersetzung "Explication de l‘aritmètique binaire" von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (german)
  • Kann man Binärrechner schneller machen? Einführung in die CMOS-Gatterdynamik (Dissertation) und (Kurzfassung)
  • Schnelle Datenpfad-Algorithmen für CMOS-ASIC (1990). Datenpfad-Generator für Gatter in Baumhierarchien (PDF german) mit Vortragsfolien (HTML english)
  • Elektrodynamik des Meeres - haben Fische einen siebten Sinn? (1985) (german)
  • Erste, spektral gesteuerte Puls-Schweißmaschine (2008) (german)

  • Zu verkaufen, zu verschenken, zu tauschen ... (german)
  • External Links

  • Science- and Technology Park Berlin-Adlershof News
  • Empfehlungen der Kommission "Selbstkontrolle in der Wissenschaft"
  • Online-Dissertationen in der Nationalbibliothek
  • Online-Dissertationen an der FU Berlin
  • Online-Dissertationen an der HU Berlin
  • Online-Dissertationen an der TU Berlin
  • at GFaI e.V. / gfaitech GmbH
  • at GFaI e.V. / gfaitech GmbH
  • Awards

  • 2008 DVS/Abicor-Innovationspreis Bericht, Urkunde, Bilder
  • 2005 Nominierung Deutscher Zukunftspreis Homepage, Urkunde, Bilder
  • 2003 Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg Bericht, Presse, Urkunde, Bewerbung, Zeitplan
  • 2001 Otto von Guericke Preis Bericht, Bilder, Urkunde
  • 1987 Nationalpreis II. der DDR Urkunde
  • 1985 Informatik-Kurse an der Volkshochschule Urkunde
  • 1984 Erster Berliner Schaltkreis KA601, 1980 Urkunde
  • Praktika, Bachelor-, Master- und Diplomarbeiten Link
  • Seitenzertifikate

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  • "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent."
    Albert Einstein

    Architecture of the Nervous System -
    A Second Informatics

    Do we know anything about information processing of our brain? Why is it for us not able, to add millions of binary numbers within a second like a computer? And, on the other hand, why can the brain solve much more complex tasks, where computers have no chance?

    If we think about anything, we solve the details not with computer code - we solve any task with imagination, not abstractly: We think in images! Or as C.S. Peirce (1837-1914) 1902 stated: "All thought is in signs". We don't even solve arithmetic problems abstractly, but rather with our imagination.

    Not even the measurement unit of the (first) informatics - the bit - exists in this second informatics. Pulses are not bits! Information only arises when a pulse meets its twins or its predecessors or successors.

    Translated into projective images, the bit can only be characterized by the sharpness of the image: the sharper it is, the more bits can be transferred between the source and the projection.

    Compared with computers, our brain works very, very different!

    Why is the information processing of nerves so far away from that of computers? Does the brain use a second informatics, we know nothing about?

    The nervous system is full of mirror-inverted maps. What is the reason for this?

    And why evolution developed so very slow delay lines (nerves)? We know, that the body tissue carries the electrical current (ionic current) much more better and very much faster.

    And why does the nervous system use extremely sharp pulses to transmit information? They excite a neuron especially, where many pulse peaks meet.

    Computers can't do anything with pulses, they use static binary levels ("HIGH" and "LOW") and clocks (Takte).

    If we think about projections in time-delaying networks, for example about optical lense systems, we realize, that forward-running time (without tricks) can only produce mirror-inverted maps.

    A look at some neuroanatomy textbooks showed the autor 1992, that the nervous system is full of them. It was the motivation to make 1992 the thumb experiment (german, english) and to write 1993 the book "Neuronale Interferenzen" (german). The 1990s brought simulations of pulse projections and acoustic cameras as the first application of interference networks.

    The page is not concerned with Artificial Neural Nets (ANN) or learning rules, nor with synaptic properties of nerves. These topic areas are sufficiently investigated. If we talk about delaying, interference networks (IN), we talk only about delay properties of clockless (taktfreie) networks using pulse waves, about wave interference in time-delaying networks

    Please pay attention: The page contains over four thousand files in over thousand directories, and the structure has grown over 30 years. So, please save every link that is important for your work, otherwise you may not have the chance of finding it again!

    Note: The circuits shown here as "wave interference networks" are not electrical networks, but rather nerve-like networks with extremely low conduction velocities. All channels, fields or rooms delay the pulses! The electrical node abstraction of a line is not valid here!

    Plenary Invited Lectures

    (See also the Publications Directory)

  • (PDF) Wollongong, Australia: Abstraction Levels in Neuro-Computation - from Pattern Processing to Wave Interference. ICSC Symposium on Biologically Inspired Systems (BIS'2000), Dec. 11-15, 2000
  • (PDF) Havanna, Cuba: Introduction to Interference Systems. ICSC Congress on Neuro Fuzzy Technologies. Jan. 16-19, 2002
  • (PDF) Bangkok, Thailand: Interference Networks as a Generalizing Signal Theory. 7th Int. Conference on Computing and Information Technology IC2IT, May 11-12, 2011.
  • Selected Topics

  • A Neural Net that can be seen with the Naked Eye (english)
  • A Holographic Brain? (english), (german)
  • Exists a Second Informatics? (german), (english)
  • Simulation of Waves (german)
  • Animations of Nerve Nets (english)
  • About Nerve Velocities (german)
  • Discovery of Interference Networks (engl.) (german)
  • Book "Neuronale Interferenzen" (german)
  • Conference papers (english/german)
  • Thumb Experiment 1992 (german), (english), (PDF)
  • Bio-Models - Hypothetic Models and Examples (english), (german)
  • Pioneers of Interference Network Research (english)
  • Andrew Packard found Color Waves on Squids (german)
  • Konishi-Jeffress Model of Noise Localisation (german), (english)
  • FAQs about Nerve Nets, Interference Nets and Acoustic Cameras (english)
  • Time Function Waves, Interference Integrals and Field Theory (english)
  • About Time-Functions (german)
  • State Machines and Interference Networks (german), (english)
  • Understanding Somatotopic Areas (german)
  • Edith's Fliege (german)
  • Discovering Interference Networks - First Results (german), (english)
  • Delays on an Integrated Circuit (german)
  • A Story Behind the Idea (german)
  • Some Highlights (german)
  • Bionet-Workshops (english)
  • Some Historical Photos (english)
  • The Discovery of Acoustic Photography

    In 1994 started a new age, when I got the first acoustic still-images with an EEG-datarecorder and the interference-net simulator "Bio-Interface", written by Sabine Höfs. It became the age of Acoustic Photo- and Cinematography, the age of acoustic images and films. Our first and most important partner was the german car industry. Porsche promoted us with lots of critical first tasks. And they ordered the first produced Acoustic Camera in the world - one week before 9/11/2001 for nearly 200,000 DM. Today it is a mass-market. Although it was patented worldwide, dozens of companies copied the idea. Hundreds of acousticians worldwide use Acoustic Cameras today.


  • 2005 Nomination German Future Award, 2003 B/B Innovation Award, 2001 Otto von Guericke Award see here
  • Television and Press about AK (german)
  • Music and Sound Visualisation (german)
  • Wiener Hofburg, 26. Wiener Motorensymposium: History and Application in Car-Industry (german)
  • DAGA 2007, Stuttgart: Reconstruction of Acoustic Images and Films in Time Domain (german)
  • History

  • First Acoustic Photos and Films (Index german/english)
  • Time Table of First Acoustic Images and Films (german)
  • Some early Acoustic Films 1997 - 2004 (english)
  • Virtual Waves and Acoustic Imaging (german)
  • First Acoustic Image 1994 (german, JB94)
  • Highlights 1996 (german, JB96)
  • First medial responses about the Invention (german)
  • About some Special Acoustic Camera Properties (german)
  • First 3-dimensional Noise Reconstructions (german, IMF 1999, 3DS 2000)

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