Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Real brain waves

Don M. Tucker a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 and Electrical Geodesics, Inc., Riverfront Research Park, Eugene, OR 97403


Metaphors, particularly the implicit ones, constrain imagination. If we think of the brain as a collection of centers of cognitive activations, lighting up on demand, then this becomes all we can imagine. By thinking of the cortex as propagating its functional work through physical waves, Nunez offers us a new, rich model for distributed representation. Now let's add real anatomy.