Dynamic predictions: Oscillations and synchrony in top–down processing

@article{Engel2001DynamicPO,
  title={Dynamic predictions: Oscillations and synchrony in top–down processing},
  author={A. Engel and P. Fries and W. Singer},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={704-716}
}
Classical theories of sensory processing view the brain as a passive, stimulus-driven device. By contrast, more recent approaches emphasize the constructive nature of perception, viewing it as an active and highly selective process. Indeed, there is ample evidence that the processing of stimuli is controlled by top–down influences that strongly shape the intrinsic dynamics of thalamocortical networks and constantly create predictions about forthcoming sensory events. We discuss recent… Expand
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