Roland Lab

Our group examines the space-time dynamics in the cerebral cortex, i.e. the progression of membrane current changes, local field potential changes and spiking in the space made up of the cortical network of neurons, or in state space, with the purpose of finding principles of cortical mechanics.

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Developing a theory on how brains work

Neuroscience does not have, as physics does, a standard model that serves as a conceptual structure in which gaps of knowledge and inconsistencies can be isolated and serve as impetus for experiments, technological improvements or elaborate calculations. The purpose of this project is to produce conceptual frameworks that could develop into a “standard model of the functions of mammalian brains”. The project will try to identify the gaps in our experimental knowledge of brain dynamics at all scales of observation and bridge them by plausible hypotheses. The strategy is to identify crucial questions for brain science and produce experimentally testable hypotheses as parts of overriding conceptual, biophysical, molecular and to some extent mathematical framework.

Workshop Activities

How does the brain work? September 2016. Summary in Neuron  94:933-1039, 2017.

Can there be a theory of the brain? May 2019. Summary in prep. (expected March 2022).

Spatial Neurodynamics. May 2021. Summary finished. Expected Publ. April 2022.
     Video presentations:

Stationarities or no stationarities in brains? Attractors or no attractors in brains? March-April 2022.

For further information, please contact:
Per E. Roland
Rune W. Berg 

Supported by the Lundbeck Foundation.






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