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Cognitive Chimera States in Human Brain Networks

The human brain is a complex dynamical system, and how cognition emerges from spatiotemporal patterns of regional brain activity remains an open question. As different regions dynamically interact to perform cognitive tasks, variable patterns of partial synchrony can be observed, forming chimera states.

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The NCGIA was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation center for research in geographic information and its related technologies. The Center is based at three sites in the United States: here at Buffalo (NCGIA-Buffalo), at the University of California at Santa Barbara (NCGIA-UCSB), and at the University of Maine (NCGIA-Maine).

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Stakeholders seek to develop Lower Great Lakes research network

How can the Lower Great Lakes region develop sustainably in the future? And how can researchers, communities and governments work together to address sustainability and resilience challenges that may arise? About 75 stakeholders from U.S.-based watersheds around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario met in Buffalo last week to discuss these questions at a UB-led workshop aimed at developing a region-wide collaborative research network to tackle these questions.

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