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Normal Brain

Our current research in cognition and cortical plasticity in primates (collaboration with Dr. He, supported by DARPA, see CV), utilizing our concepts and algorithms, looks very promising (see Narayanan et al. in CV). The underlying hypothesis is that communication inside the brain occurs via dynamical synchronization or dynamical entrainment of pertinent cortical sites. The spatiotemporal image of such communications could be captured by increased time resolution fMRI and/or simultaneous recordings of EEG. Design of similar experiments with normal human subjects is presently under development in the Brain Dynamics Laboratory. This research will be supported in part by a recently submitted NIH RO1 grant (“Bioengineering Epilepsy: Dynamical Analysis of Scalp EEG”, see CV). Recordings and analysis of the EEG from normal subjects are therein proposed.