Brain “Noise” Makes News

“Scientists regularly discard up to 90 percent of the signals from monitoring of brain waves, one of the oldest techniques for observing changes in brain activity. They discard this data as noise because it produces a seemingly irregular pattern like those seen in river fluctuations, seismic waves, heart rates, stock market prices and a wide variety of other phenomena…

‘Why this pattern is so common is one of the great questions of modern physics, and it’s spawned a relatively young field of research called complex dynamics,’ says Biyu He. ‘With the exception of a few labs, though, this hasn’t been given much consideration in neuroscience.'”

Discarded data may be gateway to new brain insights – Physorg.com

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~ by theobservereffect on May 13, 2010.

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