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Order within the noise in the brain

If we examine the activity of our brain as a whole, the first image that comes to our mind is that of a TV screen untuned: a noisy image formed by black and white dots. The question then is how can the brain work in a so orderly way? Researchers led by Jordi García-Ojalvo, head of the Dynamical Systems Biology lab and professor at the University Pompeu Fabra, and Maria V. Sánchez-Vives, ICREA research Professor at IDIBAPS where she heads the Systems Neuroscience research team, study the phenomenon of stochastic coherence in the brain. The study has been published in the journal Nature Physics.