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The Powers of Rhythm

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Science  06 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5796, pp. 58-59
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133986

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Rhythms of the Brain. By György Buzsáki. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006. 464 pp. $69.50, £42. ISBN 0-19-530106-4.

Holding that spontaneous activity of neurons forms the foundation of our cognitive abilities, the author lays out the case for recognizing emergent oscillatory timing as the brain's fundamental organizer of neuronal information.