Our sensory organs translate sensory stimuli into electrical signals, which are then transmitted and processed by the neural networks in the brain. Among other things, these transformations in the cerebral cortex allow us to process visual impressions, store memories, and make decisions. Although neuroscience is still far from an adequate understanding of these impressive processes in the brain, it is nevertheless possible to relate them to a series of brain states. The researchers of the working group “Theory of Neuronal Dynamics” at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have now shown how a single network model can adequately represent the diverse states of neuronal activity.
Dr. Tatjana Tchumatchenko
Working group “Theory of Neuronal Dynamics”
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Press release dated March 13, 2018