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William A. Phillips

William A. Phillips is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Stirling and Adjunct Fellow of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

Titles by This Editor

From Neurons to Mind

A fundamental shift is occurring in neuroscience and related disciplines. In the past, researchers focused on functional specialization of the brain, discovering complex processing strategies based on convergence and divergence in slowly adapting anatomical architectures. Yet for the brain to cope with ever-changing and unpredictable circumstances, it needs strategies with richer interactive short-term dynamics. Recent research has revealed ways in which the brain effectively coordinates widely distributed and specialized activities to meet the needs of the moment.