Making Waves in the Brain


Terry Sejnowski


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Date: May 22, 2017


Traveling waves of electrical activity have been observed in the hippocampus and cortex, but their origin and function is unknown. Two recent studies will be presented on 10-14 Hz cortical circular traveling waves during sleep spindles in humans and 4-10 Hz cortical traveling waves in awake and behaving monkeys. They point toward a new class of globally organized activity in the brain.

Created: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017