Attention: the claustrum

  title={Attention: the claustrum},
  author={Yael Goll and Gal Atlan and Ami Citri},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
Changing the Cortical Conductor’s Tempo: Neuromodulation of the Claustrum
Neuromodulation in the claustrum is reviewed—from anatomical connectivity to behavioral manipulations—to inform future analyses of claustral function.
The claustrum is a highway not a hub : organizing principles of claustrocortical synaptic transmission
The findings in this thesis add to the understanding of CLA functional organization by suggesting that any input received by the CLA must be sufficiently strong in order to overcome FFI and for the signal to be propagated.
A Role for the Claustrum in Salience Processing?
It is hypothesized that limbic information from mPFC, MD thalamus, and the basolateral amygdala (BLA) are integrated by the CLA to guide modality-related regions of motor and sensory cortex in directing attention towards relevant sensory events.
Claustral Delusions
T he claustrum, a thin strip of neurons located medially to the insula, is as intriguing as it is understudied. With a particularly dense reciprocal connectivity with large swaths of cortex (1), and
What is the Role of the Claustrum in Cortical Function and Neurologic Disease?
The claustrum is a thin, sheet-like structure located between the insular cortex and the putamen and is characterized by its reciprocal connections with all neocortical areas, and may have a potential role and constitute a therapeutic target in disorders associated with disturbances of cognition, behavior, and cortical excitability.
Claustrum, consciousness, and time perception
The Anatomy and Physiology of Claustrum-Cortex Interactions.
Early anatomical and electrophysiological results from cats and primates, as well as recent work in the rodent are reviewed, identifying the connectivity, cell types, and physiological circuit mechanisms underlying the communication between the claustrum and the cortex.
New Breakthroughs in Understanding the Role of Functional Interactions between the Neocortex and the Claustrum
Anatomical, ultrastructural, and functional studies indicate that the claustrum is most highly interconnected with prefrontal cortex, suggesting important roles in higher cognitive processing, and that the organization of the corticoclaustral system is distinct from the driver/modulator framework often used to describe the cortICothalamic system.


What is the function of the claustrum?
  • F. Crick, C. Koch
  • Biology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2005
What is known about the claustrum is summarized, its possible relationship to the processes that give rise to integrated conscious percepts is speculated, mechanisms that enable information to travel widely within the claUSTrum are proposed and experiments to address these questions are discussed.
The claustrum in review
This review synthesizes historical and recent claustrum studies with the purpose of formulating an acceptable description of its structural properties, and proposes new visions of how this structure may be contributing to cognition and action.
Sensory maps in the claustrum of the cat
It is concluded that loops connecting sensory areas of the neocortex with satellite zones in the claustrum contribute to the early processing of exteroceptive information by the forebrain.
Some claustro‐cortical connections in the cat and baboon as studied by retrograde horseradish persocidase transport
The mammalian Claustrun is a convergent multisensory structure of unknown function, and disputed ontogenetic origin, which is studied in cat and baboon by means of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) technique.
The Synaptic Organization of the Claustral Projection to the Cat's Visual Cortex
Light microscopic reconstructions of axons from the entire thickness of cortex showed a very sparse innervation of the entire cortical depth, with most synaptic boutons in layers 2/3 and 6.
Projections of the claustrum to the primary motor, premotor, and prefrontal cortices in the macaque monkey
There was clear evidence that the territories projecting to pre‐SMA and SMA‐proper formed separate, interdigitating, clusters along the dorsoventral axis of the claustrum.