Critical brain dynamics, a brief overview

Time: Wednesday, October 10th, 09:00
For two decades we proposed that the most fascinating brain properties are related to the fact that it always stays close to a second order phase transition. In such conditions, the collective of neuronal groups can reliably generate robust and flexible behavior, because at the critical point is the largest number of metastable states to choose from. Here we review the motivation, arguments and recent results, as well as some implications for neuromorphics.