Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Noise-driven attractor landscapes for perception by mesoscopic brain dynamics


Walter J. Freeman a1
a1 Division of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-3200 wfreeman@socrates.berkeley.edu http://sulcus.berkeley.edu

Abstract

Tsuda offers advanced concepts to model brain functions, includ-ing “chaotic itinerancy,” “attractor ruins,” “singular-continuous nowhere-differentiable attractors,” “Cantor coding,” “multi-Milnor attractor systems,” and “dynamically generated noise.” References to physiological descriptions of attractor landscapes governing activity over cortical fields maintained by millions of action potentials may facilitate their application in future experimental designs and data analyses.