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Rhythms of the Brain


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1. Introduction; 2. Structure Defines Function; 3. Diversity of Cortical Functions is Provided by Inhibition; 4. Windows on the Brain; 5. A System of Rhythms: From Simple to Complex Dynamics; 6. Synchronization by Oscillation; 7. The Brain's Default State: Self-Organized Oscillations in Rest and Sleep; 8. Perturbation of the Default Patterns by Experience; 9. The Gamma Buzz: Gluing by Oscillations in the Waking Brain; 10. Perceptions and Actions are Brain-State Dependent; 11. Oscillations in the "Other Cortex": Navigation in Real and Memory Space; 12. Coupling of Systems by Oscillations; 13. Tough Problems; References

About the Author

Gyorgy Buzsaki is a Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University. His primary research interests are in brain oscillations, sleep and memory, and with more than 200 papers published on these topics, he is among the top 250 most-cited neuroscientists. Dr. Buzsaki is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and he sits on the editorial boards of several leading neuroscience journals.


The book is a "must read" for anyone interested in understanding the functioning of large and complex brain circuits. Nature, Vol 446, This wonderful book seamlessly cycles between experimental results and theoretical concepts. It begins with an introduction to many topics related to brain rhythms, such as neuronal anatomy, physiology and the physics of self-organised systems...[it's] a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the functioning of large and complex brain circuits. Nature, Vol 446

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