Foreword by Walter J. Freeman. The induction of unconsciousness using anesthetic agents demonstrates that the cerebral cortex can operate in two very different behavioral modes: alert and responsive vs. unaware and quiescent. But the states of wakefulness and sleep are not single-neuron properties---they emerge as bulk properties of cooperating populations of neurons, with the switchover between states being similar to the physical change of phase observed when water freezes or ice melts. Some brain-state transitions, such ...

Modeling Phase Transitions in the Brain 2012, Springer-Verlag New York Inc., New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781461425502

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Modeling Phase Transitions in the Brain 2010, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781441907950

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