Chaotic Minds. The Interplay between Neurons

Daniel Durstewitz, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

Abstract


When you feel a cold breeze on your face, smell fresh coffee, or hear a baby crying, your mind takes in this sensory information and compares it against your memory. Together with how you feel inside – maybe you are tired, thirsty, or irritable – you use this information to inform an appropriate response. Brains are, in essence, information processing systems. As they both store memories and take in information, it makes sense for us to compare our brains to computers. However, the way information is processed in your nervous system is fundamentally different to how your personal computer works.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ruca.2013.3.11393

URN (PDF): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-ruca-113934

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