We present a conceptual model of cerebral dynamics based on the neuropsychological findings of Lashley, Luria, and J. Gonzalo on the residual function after traumatic and surgical lesions in animals and man. The model proposes a co-operative structure with polifunctional modules distributed on the same anatomical substratum. The level of co-operation depends closely the language used to describe the neural dialogue, analogic, logic or symbolic. At low level we can use a nonlinear convolution-like formulation with adaptive kernels to explain some of the experimental results, although the more relevant properties of cerebral dynamics need more sophisticated formulations.


Global Function Horizontal Layer Residual Function Spatial Summation Synaptic Delay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mira
    • 1
  • A. E. Delgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. de Inteligencia Artificial, ETS Ing. InformáticaUNEDMadridSpain

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