Hamilton Institute Seminar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 13:30 to 14:30
Hamilton Institute Seminar Room 317, 3rd Floor, Eolas Building, North Campus

Speaker: Prof. Barak Pearlmutter, Maynooth University Department of Computer Science

Title: Criticality and Pathology in the Brain​

Abstract: We discuss the criticality hypothesis, which posits that the brain operates in a dangerous near-critical dynamic regime; that it devotes substantial resources to avoiding super-criticality; and that various pathologies result from failure to maintain this dynamic homeostasis.​