by prof. Olaf Sporns, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
When: Jan 28th, 2021 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting
Lecture recording: you can find the recording on PNC mediaspace page.
Abstract: It is said that complexity lies between order and disorder. In physiology, complexity issues are being considered with increased emphasis. Of crucial importance in the medical setting, pathological activity has been associated with low variability/complexity. In the case of the nervous system, it is well known that excessive synchronization is connected with pathologies such as epilepsy and Parkinson disease. However, brain rhythms and neural synchronization are also crucial for perception and cognition, so it is clear that either too much or not enough synchronization can lead to dysfunctional brain states.