Derivation and Analysis of Basic Computational Operations of Thalamocortical Circuits

@article{Rodriguez2004DerivationAA,
  title={Derivation and Analysis of Basic Computational Operations of Thalamocortical Circuits},
  author={A. Rodriguez and James Whitson and Richard Granger},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={856-877}
}
Shared anatomical and physiological features of primary, secondary, tertiary, polysensory, and associational neocortical areas are used to formulate a novel extended hypothesis of thalamocortical circuit operation. A simplified anatomically based model of topographically and nontopographically projecting (core and matrix) thalamic nuclei, and their differential connections with superficial, middle, and deep neocortical laminae, is described. Synapses in the model are activated and potentiated… 

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