Complexity and coherency: integrating information in the brain.

  title={Complexity and coherency: integrating information in the brain.},
  author={Giulio Tononi and Gerald M. Edelman and Olaf Sporns},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={2 12},
The brains of higher mammals are extraordinary integrative devices. Signals from large numbers of functionally specialized groups of neurons distributed over many brain regions are integrated to generate a coherent, multimodal scene. Signals from the environment are integrated with ongoing, patterned neural activity that provides them with a meaningful context. We review recent advances in neurophysiology and neuroimaging that are beginning to reveal the neural mechanisms of integration. In… CONTINUE READING
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