Normal and pathological oscillatory communication in the brain.

Schnitzler, A. and Gross, J. (2005) Normal and pathological oscillatory communication in the brain. Nature Neuroscience Reviews(6),

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The huge number of neurons in the human brain are connected to form functionally specialized assemblies. The brain's amazing processing capabilities rest on local communication within and long-range communication between these assemblies. Even simple sensory, motor and cognitive tasks depend on the precise coordination of many brain areas. Recent improvements in the methods of studying long-range communication have allowed us to address several important questions. What are the common mechanisms that govern local and long-range communication and how do they relate to the structure of the brain? How does oscillatory synchronization subserve neural communication? And what are the consequences of abnormal synchronization?

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gross, Professor Joachim
Authors: Schnitzler, A., and Gross, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Nature Neuroscience Reviews

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