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Unlocking the Brain: Volume 1: Coding

Georg Northoff


This first volume presents its argument for how the brain must code the relationship between its resting-state activity and stimulus-induced activity in order to enable and predispose mental states and consciousness. By presupposing such a basic sense of the neural code, the book ventures into different territories and fields of current neuroscience, including a comprehensive exploration of the features of resting-state activity as distinguishable from and stimulus-induced activity; sparse coding and predictive coding; and spatial and temporal features of the resting state itself. This yields ... More

Keywords: coding, consciousness, brain, spatiotemporal structure, neuroscience, psychiatry, philosophy, neuroimaging

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199826988
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georg Northoff, author
Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa

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