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Mechanisms of neuron selection and synchronization and why Psychiatry cannot afford to be Neurophobic

Mechanisms of neuron selection and synchronization and why Psychiatry cannot afford to be Neurophobic

In the last two decades an enormous amount of new information about brain networks and functional connectivity has emerged. Multimodal registration of fMRI, PET, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and EEG/MEG has resulted in a deeper understanding of how clusters of neurons in nodes of networks rapidly synchronize for brief periods of time.

The presentation will review the integration of structural imaging with functional and effective connectivity with special emphasis on the mechanism of phase shift and phase lock (phase reset) of large masses of neurons for brief periods of time. Correlations between phase reset and brain development, intelligence and autism will also be discussed. The linkage between symptoms and dysregulation in nodes and connections between nodes will be presented with special emphasis on real-time 3-dimmensional imaging of network dynamics and EEG biofeedback.

Areas of Interest / Categories: ANSA, ANSA 2014