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The Brain from Inside Out

György Buzsáki


The Brain from Inside Out takes a critical look at contemporary brain research and reminds us that theoretical framework does matter. Current technology-driven neuroscience is still largely fueled by an empiricist philosophy assuming that the brain’s goal is to perceive, represent the world, and learn the truth. An inevitable consequence of this framework is the assumption of a decision-making homunculus wedged between our perception and actions. In contrast, The Brain from Inside Out advocates that the brain’s fundamental function is to induce actions and predict the consequences of those act ... More

Keywords: cell assemblies, brain rhythms, neural syntax, empiricism, perception, action, decision, preexisting dynamics, coding, logarithmic rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190905385
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190905385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

György Buzsáki, author
Biggs Professor of Neural Sciences, New York University