The Primary Role of the Electric Near-Field in Brain Function

" The electric near-field bathes regions of the central nervous system like the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cords, thereby enabling a wireless network that has the capability, for example, to interconnect different physical regions of the brain at instants of time as is required for the execution of many cognitive tasks." {Credits 1}

" One implication is that synchronous activity in groups of nerve fibers, which is a well-known clinically observable phenomenon, can spatially direct significant, frequency-rich electric fields toward certain target brain regions, thereby assuring that point-to-point connections are established. Thus, physically disparate brain destination regions are activated as a function of synchronous source region activity. This is a data-driven form of spatial connectivity." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Morgera, S. D. (2018). The Primary Role of the Electric Near-Field in Brain Function. Electric Field, 255. © 2017 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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