Neural Binding, Consciousness, and Mental Disorders: Complexity as a Common Element

Abstract

Concepts from complex systems have been widely used in model building and experiments in neuroscience. This article presents a short overview of synchronization and chaos theory in studies of perception, and consciousness. In addition, these findings seem to have serious implications for the understanding of mental disorders. Finally some consequences for the future of psychiatry are discussed.

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De Assis, L.P.G. Neural Binding, Consciousness, and Mental Disorders: Complexity as a Common Element. Act Nerv Super 57, 110–121 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03379943

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  • Synchronization
  • Dynamical systems
  • Chaos
  • Complexity
  • Psychopathology; Mental disorders