Oscillation or not – why we can and need to know

  title={Oscillation or not – why we can and need to know},
  author={Sander van Bree and Andrea Alamia and Benedikt Zoefel},
Neural oscillations are pivotal to brain function and cognition, but they can be difficult to identify. Researchers engage in careful experimentation to identify their presence, ruling out non-oscillatory processes that could give rise to a similar response. Recently, Doelling and Assaneo have argued against these efforts on the basis that oscillators are heterogeneous, which makes the line to non-oscillators blurred and thereby meaningless to draw. Here, we offer our opposing viewpoint…