BrainModes: the role of neuronal oscillations in health and disease

Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011 Mar;105(1-2):1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2010.12.001. Epub 2010 Dec 9.


The core idea of complexity science--namely how macroscopic phenomena emerge from the interactions between microscopic quantities--is particularly relevant to the study of the human brain. It is in this context that the term "BrainModes" was adopted to explore how cooperative phenomena (or 'modes' of activity) occurring at one spatial or temporal scale give rise to coherent structures at other scales. This Special Issue reports the 2009 BrainModes Workshop, held in Bristol (December 2009) which focussed on the fusion of theoretical, computational, experimental and clinical methods for enhancing our understanding of the role played by neuronal oscillations in healthy and diseased brain states.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
  • Electroencephalography / methods
  • England
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Oscillometry / instrumentation*