The physiology of perception.

  title={The physiology of perception.},
  author={Walter J. Freeman},
  journal={Scientific American},
  volume={264 2},
  • W. Freeman
  • Published 1 February 1991
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Scientific American
The brain transforms sensory messages into conscious perceptions almost instantly Chaotic, collective activity involving millions of neurons seems essential for such rapid recognition. 

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  • Physics
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Freeman in behavioral and Brain Sciences

  • Freeman in behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1987

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