Neurodynamic system theory: Scope and limits

  • Érdi P
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Abstract

This paper proposes that neurodynamic system theory may be used to connect structural and functional aspects of neural organization. The paper claims that generalized causal dynamic models are proper tools for describing the self-organizing mechanism of the nervous system. In particular, it is pointed out that ontogeny, development, normal performance, learning, and plasticity, can be treated by coherent concepts and formalism. Taking into account the self-referential character of the brain, autopoiesis, endophysics and hermeneutics are offered as elements of a poststructuralist brain (-mind-computer) theory.

Author-supplied keywords

  • brain
  • causality
  • chaos
  • dynamic structuralism
  • hermeneutics
  • hierarchical structures
  • neural oscillation
  • self-organization
  • self-referential systems

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