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Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions: EEG eigenfunctions of short-term memory

Ingber, Lester (1999) Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions: EEG eigenfunctions of short-term memory. [Preprint]

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This paper focuses on how bottom-up neocortical models can be developed into eigenfunction expansions of probability distributions appropriate to describe short-term memory in the context of scalp EEG. The mathematics of eigenfunctions are similar to the top-down eigenfunctions developed by Nunez, albeit they have different physical manifestations. The bottom-up eigenfunctions are at the local mesocolumnar scale, whereas the top-down eigenfunctions are at the global regional scale. However, as described in several joint papers, our approaches have regions of substantial overlap, and future studies may expand top-down eigenfunctions into the bottom-up eigenfunctions, yielding a model of scalp EEG that is ultimately expressed in terms of columnar states of neocortical processing of attention and short-term memory.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:EEG; short term memory; nonlinear; statistical
Subjects:Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Computer Science > Statistical Models
ID Code:89
Deposited By:Ingber, Lester
Deposited On:15 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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