Gustavo Deco: The Turbulent Brain

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)



Turbulence is a special dynamical state driving many physical systems by way of its ability to facilitate fast energy/information transfer across scales. These qualities are important for brain function, but it is currently unknown if the brain also exhibits turbulence as a fundamental organizational principle. Using large-scale neuroimaging data from 1003 healthy participants, we demonstrate both empirically and through the use of a computational whole-brain model that human brain dynamics is organized around a turbulent homogeneous isotropic functional core.


Organized by

Narges Chinichian /Lisa Velenosi

Location: Virtual talk on Zoom - please write to if you would like to join

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