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Neural ‘synchrony’ may be key to understanding how the human brain perceives

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Garrett Stanley, a Georgia Tech/Emory University biomedical engineering professor, has published almost 40 articles related to “reading and writing the neural code.” In his latest perspective article, he wrote that the specific timing of electrical pulses may be key to understanding how the human brain perceives what we see, feel and hear.

Despite many remarkable discoveries in the field of neuroscience during the past several decades, researchers have not been able to fully crack the brain’s “neural code.” The neural code details how the brain’s roughly 100 billion neurons turn raw sensory inputs into information we can use to see, hear and feel things in our environment.

In a perspective article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on Feb. 25, 2013, biomedical engineering professor Garrett Stanley detailed research progress toward “reading and writing the neural code.” This encompasses the ability to observe the spiking activity of neurons in response to outside stimuli and make clear predictions about what is being seen, heard, or felt, and the ability to artificially introduce activity within the brain that enables someone to see, hear, or feel something that is not experienced naturally through sensory organs.

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