Overview of brain dynamics
Alwyn C. Scott
Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling,
Building 321, Technical University of Denmark,
2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
As an introduction to "Nonlinear Dynamics of the Brain," a cognitive
hierarchy of the human brain will be described, reaching from the lowest
level of chemical dynamics through neurons and assemblies of neurons
to the influences of human culture. Emphasis will be placed on the
intricacy of individual neurons, which may permit information processing
in dendritic and axonal trees, and on metaphors for assembly dynamics.
Downward causality in this hierarchical structure will be discussed and
related to theories of neural determinism.