A theoretical framework for CNS arousal.

  title={A theoretical framework for CNS arousal.},
  author={Donald W. Pfaff and Jayanth R. Banavar},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  volume={29 8},
Rapid changes of state in central nervous systems (CNS), as required following stimuli that must arouse the CNS from a quiescent state in order to activate a behavioral response, constitute a particularly appropriate application of non-linear dynamics. Chaotic dynamics would provide tremendous amplification of neuronal activity needed for CNS arousal, sensitively dependent on the initial state of the CNS. This theoretical approach is attractive because it supposes dynamics that are… CONTINUE READING