Brain Waves


Prof. Michael Breakspear, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
This colloquium will be held 3 pm, 3rd June, in Frank White 43-102

Unifying theories of natural phenomena, expressed in mathematical form, have had enormous success in science, essentially “solving” the problems of electromagnetism, gravity, thermodynamics and particle physics. Could the processes that prescribe the dynamics of the brain’s physical states be governed by a closed set of equations that could be discovered and written down? What might the equations for the brain look like, how will they be obtained, and will they “solve” neuroscience?