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Dynamical Theory and Novel 4-D Colorimetric Method Reveal Modus Operandi of Intact Living Brain
January 21, 2009
For the brain to achieve its intricate functions such as perception, action, attention and decision making, neural regions have to work together, yet still retain their specialized roles. Excess or lack of timely coordination between brain areas lies at the core of a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders and depression.
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