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Rhythms of the Brain

György Buzsáki

Abstract

Studies of mechanisms in the brain that allow complicated things to happen in a coordinated fashion have produced some of the most spectacular discoveries in neuroscience. This book provides support for the idea that spontaneous neuron activity, far from being mere noise, is actually the source of our cognitive abilities. It looks at the co-evolution of structure and function in the mammalian brain, illustrating how self-emerged oscillatory timing is the brains fundamental organizer of neuronal information. The small world-like connectivity of the cerebral cortex allows for global computation ... More

Keywords: oscillations, structure, memory systems, plasticity, cerebral cortex, conscious recollection, consolidation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195301069
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

György Buzsáki, author
Rutgers University