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Title Criticality in neural systems / edited by Dietmar Plenz, Ernst Niebur.
Imprint Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2014]

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Series Reviews of Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity
Reviews of nonlinear dynamics and complexity.
Subject Neurosciences.
Nervous system.
Alt Name Plenz, Dietmar,
Niebur, Ernst,
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 566 pages) : color illustrations, photographs.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 14, 2014).
Contents Criticality in Neural Systems; Contents; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Criticality in Neural Systems; Chapter 2 Criticality in Cortex: Neuronal Avalanches and Coherence Potentials; 2.1 The Late Arrival of Critical Dynamics to the Study of Cortex Function; 2.1.1 Studying Critical Dynamics through Local Perturbations; 2.1.2 Principles in Cortex Design that Support Critical Neuronal Cascades; 2.2 Cortical Resting Activity Organizes as Neuronal Avalanches; 2.2.1 Unbiased Concatenation of Neuronal Activity into Spatiotemporal Patterns.
2.2.2 The Power Law in Avalanche Sizes with Slope of -3/22.2.3 Neuronal Avalanches are Specific to Superficial Layers of Cortex; 2.2.4 The Linking of Avalanche Size to Critical Branching; 2.3 Neuronal Avalanches: Cascades of Cascades; 2.4 The Statistics of Neuronal Avalanches and Earthquakes; 2.5 Neuronal Avalanches and Cortical Oscillations; 2.6 Neuronal Avalanches Optimize Numerous Network Functions; 2.7 The Coherence Potential: Threshold-Dependent Spread of Synchrony with High Fidelity; 2.8 The Functional Architecture of Neuronal Avalanches and Coherence Potentials; Acknowledgement.
3.4.1 fMRI as a Point Process3.4.2 A Phase Transition; 3.4.3 Variability and Criticality; 3.5 Consequences; 3.5.1 Connectivity versus Functional Collectivity; 3.5.2 Networks, Yet Another Circuit?; 3.5.3 River Beds, Floods, and Fuzzy Paths; 3.6 Summary and Outlook; References; Chapter 4 The Dynamic Brain in Action: Coordinative Structures, Criticality, and Coordination Dynamics; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Organization of Matter; 4.3 Setting the Context: A Window into Biological Coordination; 4.4 Beyond Analogy; 4.5 An Elementary Coordinative Structure: Bimanual Coordination.
4.6 Theoretical Modeling: Symmetry and Phase Transitions4.7 Predicted Signatures of Critical Phenomena in Biological Coordination; 4.7.1 Critical Slowing Down; 4.7.2 Enhancement of Fluctuations; 4.7.3 Critical Fluctuations; 4.8 Some Comments on Criticality, Timescales, and Related Aspects; 4.9 Symmetry Breaking and Metastability; 4.10 Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in the Human Brain: MEG, EEG, and fMRI; 4.11 Neural Field Modeling of Multiple States and Phase Transitions in the Brain; 4.12 Transitions, Transients, Chimera, and Spatiotemporal Metastability.
Summary Leading authorities in the field review current knowledge of critical behavior in brain function, both experimental and theoretical. The book begins by summarizing experimental evidence for self-organized criticality in the brain. Subsequently, recent breakthroughs in modeling of neuronal circuits to establish self-organized criticality are described. Finally, the importance of critical dynamics for brain function is highlighted.
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OCLC # 878149108
Additional Format Print version: Criticality in neural systems. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2014 9783527411047 (OCoLC)870426749

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