10:00 - 12:00 | Wed 10 Jul | Franklin 6 | WeA06
In this paper, we analyze the spatio-temporal mean field model developed by Liley et al.  in order to advance our understanding of the wide effects of pharmacological agents and anesthetics. Specifically, we use the spatio-temporal mean field model in  for capturing the electrical activity in the neocortex to computationally study the emergence of α and γ-band rhythmic activity in the brain. We show that α oscillations in the solutions of the model appear globally across the neocortex, whereas γ oscillations can emerge locally as a result of a bifurcation in the dynamics of the model. We solve the dynamic equations of the model using a finite element solver package and show that our results verify the predictions made by bifurcation analysis.
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