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Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Christoph von der Malsburg, William A. Phillips, and Wolf Singer


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 fin ... More

Keywords: neuroscience, functional specialization, brain, convergence, divergence, anatomical architectures, dynamic coordination, contextual disambiguation, dynamic grouping, dynamic routing

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014717
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph von der Malsburg, editor

William A. Phillips, editor

Wolf Singer, editor

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