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From Thomas Helzle

The brain has been seen through two conflicting views: one speaking of its regional specialization, with the idea that information travels to specialized centers; and the other emphasizing its globally integrated activity, of which consciousness is the ultimate example. Specialized brain regions may exhibit enhanced and more coherent activity, leading to the genesis of local oscillations. In turn, global integration may coordinate these oscillations via transient phase locking or metastability [learn more]. These coordinated oscillations may be discovered through the analysis of their relative phase dynamics.

The goal of this program is to understand integrative functions of the brain. This is accomplished by establishing which brain oscillations are recruited, at which times they do appear and vanish, and which large-scale coordination mechanisms bind them together. To reach solid conclusions in our empirical studies, we have also established methods that avoid the pitfalls of volume conduction and separate true and false large-scale synchrony [learn more].


To learn more

  • Tognoli, E., Kelso, J.A.S. (in prep). Toward an understanding of 10Hz rhythms in the human waking EEG. [abstract]
  • Tognoli, E., Kelso, J.A.S. (2009). Toward an understanding of 10Hz rhythm in human waking EEG. Society for Neuroscience itinerary planner program 723.13. [direct link] [abstract] [PPT]
  • Banerjee, A., Tognoli, E., Kelso, J.A.S., Jirsa, V.K. (submitted). Spatiotemporal (re)organization of sensorimotor networks underlying unimanual and bimanual coordination. [abstract] [PDF]
  • Tognoli, E., Calderon, R., Morgera, S., Erdol, N., Kelso, J.A.S. (2011). Xi rhythm: neuromarker of covert attention and interface between brains and machines. Symposium in honor of M. Posner, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Boca Raton, December 8th. [abstract] [PPT]
  • Tognoli, E. (2008). Brain Coordination Dynamics & Integrative Functions of Human Mind/Behavior. Neuroscience Seminar at FAU, Boca Raton, USA, January 20th. [abstract] [PPTX]
  • Tognoli, E., (2006). Large scale organization in brain(s): theory, epistemology & experiments. Center for Complex Systems. September 8th. [PPT]
  • Tognoli, E., (2003). Conjonctions illusoires en RSVP : un paradigme pour l’étude des synchronisations neuronales ? {Illusory conjunctions in RSVP: a paradigm for the study of neural synchronization?} PhD thesis. University Nancy 2. [PDF]

See also 'Brain Coordination Dynamics 2010: an international conference at sea'



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