New Insights Into The Dynamics Of The Brain's Cortex

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 09:14 in Psychology & Sociology

Using mathematics and a computer model of brain activity, scientists have shown a direct link between activity in the cortex and the microscopic structure of this neuronal network. Building on the existing body of research, the new work indicates that the spontaneous activity of small neuronal networks in the cortex consists of highly structured patterns rather than random "noise," shedding light on previous speculations.

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