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Karl J. Friston

Karl J. Friston is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Scientific Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and Professor in the Institute of Neurology at University College London.

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Global State Interactions

The consideration of time or dynamics is fundamental for all aspects of mental activity--perception, cognition, and emotion--because the main feature of brain activity is the continuous change of the underlying brain states even in a constant environment. The application of nonlinear dynamics to the study of brain activity began to flourish in the 1990s when combined with empirical observations from modern morphological and physiological observations. This book offers perspectives on brain dynamics that draw on the latest advances in research in the field.