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The Noisy BrainStochastic Dynamics as a Principle of Brain Function$
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Edmund T. Rolls and Gustavo Deco

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587865.001.0001

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Introduction: Neuronal, Cortical, and Network foundations

Introduction: Neuronal, Cortical, and Network foundations

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Neuronal, Cortical, and Network foundations
The Noisy Brain

Edmund T. Rolls

Gustavo Deco

Oxford University Press

This book discusses how different types of memory, attention, decision making, and related functions are implemented by processing in the brain, and how noise contributes to the functions being performed. It links the neural computation approach not only firmly to neuronal neurophysiology, which provides much of the primary data about how the brain operates, but also to psychophysical studies; to studies of patients with brain damage and psychiatric disorders; and to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other neuroimaging approaches.

Keywords:   memory, attention, decision making, noise, neural computation, neuronal neurophysiology, neuroimaging, fMRI

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