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Dynamic Coordination in the Brain

From Neurons to Mind · Strüngmann Forum Reports

by Christoph von der Malsburg Editor · William A. Phillips Editor

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An examination of how widely distributed and specialized activities of the brain are flexibly and effectively coordinated.

A fundamental shift is occurring in neuroscience and related disciplines. In the past, researchers focused on functional specialization of the brain, discovering complex processing strategies based on convergence and divergence in slowly adapting anatomical architectures. Yet for the brain to cope with ever-changing and unpredictable circumstances, it needs strategies with richer interactive short-term dynamics. Recent research has revealed ways in which the brain effectively coordinates widely distributed and specialized activities to meet the needs of the moment. This book explores these findings, examining the functions, mechanisms, and manifestations of distributed dynamical coordination in the brain and mind across different species and levels of organization. The book identifies three basic functions of dynamic coordination: contextual disambiguation, dynamic grouping, and dynamic routing. It considers the role of dynamic coordination in temporally structured activity and explores these issues at different levels, from synaptic and local circuit mechanisms to macroscopic system dynamics, emphasizing their importance for cognition, behavior, and psychopathology.

Contributors
Evan Balaban, György Buzsáki, Nicola S. Clayton, Maurizio Corbetta, Robert Desimone, Kamran Diba, Shimon Edelman, Andreas K. Engel, Yves Fregnac, Pascal Fries, Karl Friston, Ann Graybiel, Sten Grillner, Uri Grodzinski, John-Dylan Haynes, Laurent Itti, Erich D. Jarvis, Jon H. Kaas, J.A. Scott Kelso, Peter König, Nancy J. Kopell, Ilona Kovács, Andreas Kreiter, Anders Lansner, Gilles Laurent, Jörg Lücke, Mikael Lundqvist, Angus MacDonald, Kevan Martin, Mayank Mehta, Lucia Melloni, Earl K. Miller, Bita Moghaddam, Hannah Monyer, Edvard I. Moser, May-Britt Moser, Danko Nikolic, William A. Phillips, Gordon Pipa, Constantin Rothkopf, Terrence J. Sejnowski, Steven M. Silverstein, Wolf Singer, Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Roger D. Traub, Jochen Triesch, Peter Uhlhaas, Christoph von der Malsburg, Thomas Weisswange, Miles Whittington, Matthew Wilson

Publication Details

Publisher:
The MIT Press
Publication Date:
2010
Series:
Strüngmann Forum Reports

Format

  • Adobe PDF eBook 3.1 MB

William A. Phillips (Editor)

William A. Phillips is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Stirling and Adjunct Fellow of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

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William A. Phillips (Contributor)

William A. Phillips is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Stirling and Adjunct Fellow of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

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Wolf Singer (Editor)

Wolf Singer is Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Founding Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in cooperation with the Max Planck Society, w...

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Wolf Singer (Contributor)

Wolf Singer is Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Founding Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in cooperation with the Max Planck Society, w...

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Jon H. Kaas (Contributor)

Shimon Edelman is Professor of Psychology at Cornell University.

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Christoph von der Malsburg (Editor)

Christoph von der Malsburg is Professor and Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).

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Christoph von der Malsburg (Contributor)

Christoph von der Malsburg is Professor and Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).

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Sten Grillner (Contributor)

Karl J. Friston is Wellcome Principal Fellow and Scientific Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and a Professor at University College London.

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Shimon Edelman (Contributor)

Andreas K. Engel is Professor of Physiology and Head of the Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

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Nicola S. Clayton (Contributor)

Terrence J. Sejnowski holds the Francis Crick Chair at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He was a member of the advisory committee for the Obama administration's ...

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Gilles Laurent (Contributor)

Sten Grillner is Director of the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

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Uri Grodsinzki (Contributor)

Bita Moghaddam is Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Evan Balaban (Contributor)

Steven M. Silverstein is Director of the Division of Schizophrenia Research at University Behavioral HealthCare, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Services, Rutgers University.

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Erich D. Jarvis (Contributor)

J. A. Scott Kelso holds the Glenwood and Martha Creech Chair in Science at Florida Atlantic University and is Founder and Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences.

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Creators

Editor :
William A. Phillips
Contributor :
William A. Phillips
Contributor :
Matthew Wilson
Editor :
Wolf Singer
Contributor :
Wolf Singer
Contributor :
Karl J. Friston
Contributor :
Jon H. Kaas
Contributor :
Ann M Graybiel
Contributor :
Laurent Itti
Contributor :
Terrence J. Sejnowski
Editor :
Christoph von der Malsburg
Contributor :
Christoph von der Malsburg
Contributor :
Sten Grillner
Contributor :
Shimon Edelman
Contributor :
Nicola S. Clayton
Contributor :
Peter J. Uhlhaas
Contributor :
Steven M. Silverstein
Contributor :
Bita Moghaddam
Contributor :
John-Dylan Haynes
Contributor :
Hannah Monyer
Contributor :
Peter König
Contributor :
May-Britt Moser
Contributor :
Edvard I. Moser
Contributor :
Angus MacDonald
Contributor :
Andreas K. Engel
Contributor :
Gilles Laurent
Contributor :
Uri Grodsinzki
Contributor :
Evan Balaban
Contributor :
Erich D. Jarvis
Contributor :
Gordon Pipa
Contributor :
Anders Lansner
Contributor :
Mikael Lundqvist
Contributor :
Gyögy Buzsáki
Contributor :
Kamran Diba
Contributor :
Miles A. Whittington
Contributor :
N. J. Kopell
Contributor :
Roger D. Traub
Contributor :
Mayank Mehta
Contributor :
Andreas Kreiter
Contributor :
Jörg Lücke
Contributor :
Kevan A.C. Martin
Contributor :
Danko Nikolic
Contributor :
Yves Fregnac
Contributor :
Pedro Carelli
Contributor :
Marc Pananceau
Contributor :
Cyril Monier
Contributor :
Maurizio Corbetta
Contributor :
Robert Desimone
Contributor :
Pascal Fries
Contributor :
Lucia Melloni
Contributor :
Ilona Kovács
Contributor :
Jochen Triesch
Contributor :
Constantin Rothkopf
Contributor :
Thomas Weisswange
Contributor :
Catherine Tallon-Baudry
Contributor :
J. A. Scott Kelso
Contributor :
Earl K. Miller
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