Wheels are Turning: How Cyclicity Analysis is Changing the Way I Think About the Brain

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“Their brains lit up!” Most people will be familiar with the hot yellow and red blobs superimposed on beautifully high-resolution brain images to show brain activation. These images give the impression that the brain is switching modules on and off as needed to complete its arcane computations, but the typical blob is just a statistical…