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BY-NC-ND 3.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter June 2, 2014

Synchronized Activity in the Insect Brain

  • K. Kirschfeld

Among the electrical signals that can be recorded from the vertebrate cortex are voltage oscillations in the frequency range 40-70 Hz (γ-waves). For some years the possible role of these waves as information carriers has been under discussion. Relatively high-level functions such as “feature linking” have been proposed for them, and they have even been considered in the context of phenomena such as “awareness” and “consciousness” [1]. The insect brain exhibits high-frequency (hf) oscillations in the range of 100-200 Hz that have much in common with the γ-waves, but their function is interpreted differently.

Received: 1991-10-11
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1991-12-1

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