Towards a Mathematical Model of the Brain

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This article presents an idealized mathematical model of the cerebral cortex, focusing on the dynamical interaction of neurons. The author proposes a network architecture more consistent with neuroanatomy than in previous studies, borrows ideas from nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and calls attention to the fact that the brain is a large and complex dynamical system. The ideas proposed are illustrated with a realistic model of the visual cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-629
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Cortical dynamics
  • Neuronal interaction
  • Nonequilibrium steady states
  • Visual cortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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