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Neural Oscillations as Representations

Manolo, Martínez and Marc, Artiga (2020) Neural Oscillations as Representations. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We explore the contribution made by oscillatory, synchronous neural activity to representation in the brain. We closely examine six prominent examples of brain function in which neural oscillations play a central role, and identify two levels of involvement that these oscillations take in the emergence of representations: enabling (when oscillations help to establish a communication channel between sender and receiver, or are causally involved in triggering a representation) and properly representational (when oscillations are a constitutive part of the representation).

We show that even an idealized informational sender-receiver account of representation makes the representational status of oscillations a non-trivial matter, which depends on rather minute empirical details.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Manolo, Martínezmail@manolomartinez.net0000-0002-6194-7121
Marc, Artigamarc.artiga@gmail.com0000-0003-1247-2809
Keywords: representation, cognitive science, neuroscience, oscillations, synchrony
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Depositing User: Dr. Manolo Martínez
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 00:44
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 00:44
Item ID: 17564
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Date: 10 July 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17564

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