Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Chaotic dynamics and psychophysical parallelism


Robert A. M. Gregson a1
a1 Division of Psychology, School of Life Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia ramg@macquarie.matra.com.au www.psy.anu.edu.au/psychophysics

Abstract

An impressive review of brain neurophysiology provides the basis for modelling the dynamics of transmission in neural circuits, using appropriate nonlinear mathematics. The coverage is unbalanced, however: the parallel dynamics at the level of behaviour and sensory-cognitive processes are sparsely addressed, so the final chapter fails to indicate the complexity and subtlety of relevant modern work.



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