Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Nunez: Neocortical dynamics and EEG

Neocortical dynamic theory should be as simple as possible, but not simpler

Paul L. Nunez a1
a1 Brain Physics Group, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118; and Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia [email protected] [email protected]


EEG and synaptic action fields provide experimental and theoretical entry points into brain complexity. Such entry is distinguished from the core system of cell assemblies assumed to underlie cognitive processing. The global theory of synaptic action predicts several new properties of EEG, providing limited penetration into brain complexity.