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Micro-, Meso- and Macro-Dynamics of the Brain


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  • Enriches understanding of the wide dynamic range of neural systems

  • Illustrates the complete process how the brain orchestrates perceptions, thoughts, and actions from the activity of its neurons

  • Presents an excellent synthesis of current thinking and work-in-progress on micro-, meso- and macro- dynamics of the brain

Part of the book series: Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences (NEUROSCIENCE)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hippocampal Mechanisms for the Segmentation of Space by Goals and Boundaries

    • Sam McKenzie, György Buzsáki
    Pages 1-21Open Access
  3. Cortical Evolution: Introduction to the Reptilian Cortex

    • Gilles Laurent, Julien Fournier, Mike Hemberger, Christian Müller, Robert Naumann, Janie M. Ondracek et al.
    Pages 23-33Open Access
  4. Flow of Information Underlying a Tactile Decision in Mice

    • Nuo Li, Zengcai V. Guo, Tsai-Wen Chen, Karel Svoboda
    Pages 35-41Open Access
  5. The Visual Brain: Computing Through Multiscale Complexity

    • Yves Frégnac, Julien Fournier, Florian Gérard-Mercier, Cyril Monier, Marc Pananceau, Pedro Carelli et al.
    Pages 43-57Open Access
  6. Grid Cells and Spatial Maps in Entorhinal Cortex and Hippocampus

    • Tor Stensola, Edvard I. Moser
    Pages 59-80Open Access
  7. The Striatum and Decision-Making Based on Value

    • Ann M. Graybiel
    Pages 81-84Open Access
  8. Decoding the Dynamics of Conscious Perception: The Temporal Generalization Method

    • Stanislas Dehaene, Jean-Rémi King
    Pages 85-97Open Access
  9. Sleep and Synaptic Down-Selection

    • Giulio Tononi, Chiara Cirelli
    Pages 99-106Open Access
  10. Psyche, Signals and Systems

    • Costas A. Anastassiou, Adam S. Shai
    Pages 107-156Open Access
  11. Federating and Integrating What We Know About the Brain at All Scales: Computer Science Meets the Clinical Neurosciences

    • Richard Frackowiak, Anastasia Ailamaki, Ferath Kherif
    Pages 157-170Open Access
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 171-172

About this book

How does the brain orchestrate perceptions, thoughts, and actions from the activity of its neurons? Addressing these challenging issues requires methods with sufficiently high temporal and spatial resolution of neuronal activity in both local and global networks as well as theories to advance understanding how different levels of brain dynamics interact. This book brings together leading investigators who represent various aspects of brain dynamics with the goal of presenting state-of-the-art current progress and address future developments. The topics cover the most fascinating facets of neuroscience from elementary computation of neurons, mesoscopic network oscillations, internally generated assembly sequences in the service of cognition, large-scale neuronal interactions within and across systems, the impact of sleep on cognition, memory and mental illness, brain controlled robots, motor-sensory integration, spatial navigation, large-scale computation and consciousness. Overall, this volume offers an integrated view of the challenges and opportunities in deciphering brain circuits in health and disease.



  • conscious perception
  • synaptic down-selection
  • brain dynamics
  • brain circuits
  • mesoscopic network oscillations


“This is an excellent book on the biophysics and physiology of the cerebral cortex of reptiles, mammals, primates, and human subjects. … I recommend this book for students, scientists, neurophysiologists, Neurologists, and anyone involved in brain research.” (Joseph Grenier,, June, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Neuroscience Institute, New York University, School of Medicine, New York, USA

    György Buzsáki

  • Fondation Ipsen, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Yves Christen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Micro-, Meso- and Macro-Dynamics of the Brain

  • Editors: György Buzsáki, Yves Christen

  • Series Title: Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-28801-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80429-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-28802-4

  • Series ISSN: 0945-6082

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-3096

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 172

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry

Buying options

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USD 59.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)