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B8: Dynamics and control of neuronal brain networks
Prof. Dr. Klaus Obermayer
Cognitive processing in animals and humans is linked to neuronal activation within inter-areal brain networks. Here we apply methods from nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes in order to understand the dynamical regimes supported by those networks in terms of the relationship between inter-areal connectivity, local node dynamics, and the emerging global “brain states”. We then explore how biologically plausible feedback loops and inputs from network external brain structures can contribute to the stabilization or switching of relevant dynamical regimes. Thus, potential brain internal control schemes will be examined.