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The Turbulent Human Brain: An MHD Approach to the MEG

Chapter of "Criticality in Neural Systems"
Mandell, A.J.Robinson, S.E.Selz, K.A.Schrader, C.Holroyd, T.Coppola, R. University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

National Institutes of Mental Health Core MEG Laboratory,
Bethesda, MD, USA

Fetzer Franklin Trust,

Cielo Institute,
Asheville, NC, USA

University of North Carolina
Asheville, USA
2014 Biology, Physics

The article is a chapter of the book "Criticality in Neural Systems": 127-152.

The chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction
  • Autonomous, Intermittent, Hierarchical Motions, from Brain Proteins Fluctuations to
  • Emergent Magnetic Fields
  • Magnetic Field Induction and Turbulence; Its Maintenance, Decay, and Modulation
  • Localizing a Time‐Varying Entropy Measure of Turbulence, Rank Vector Entropy (RVE)
  • [35, 107], Using a Linearly Constrained Minimum Variance (LCMV) Beamformer Such
  • as Synthetic Aperture Magnetometry (SAM) [25, 34], Yields State and Function‐
  • Related Localized Increases and Decreases in the RVE Estimate
  • Potential Implications of the MHD Approach to MEG Magnetic Fields for
  • Understanding the Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications of the Family of
  • TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Human Brain Therapies

Full article

This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.