Ubiquity of criticality in neural function across scales: recent empirical findings, speculations an caveats


Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 14:30

Prof. Dante Chialvo (Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences -CEMSC3 - UNSAM - Buenos Aires,  Argentina)
The organisation of biological form and function is a classic problem, cut-crossing disciplines, which include a variety of complex spatiotemporal patterns. Historically, work first focused into understanding oscillations and, more recently,  attention included scale-free collective fluctuations, some of them shown to correspond to critical phenomena.  In this lecture we will review our work across several scales characterising such phenomenain brain function, proteins and mitochondria networks.