Reentry: a key mechanism for integration of brain function
- BiologyFront. Integr. Neurosci.
Supporting experimental evidence suggests that reentry is among the most important integrative mechanisms in vertebrate brains and prompts testable hypotheses regarding mechanisms that favor the development and evolution of reentrant neural architectures.
Neural Darwinism and consciousness
- Biology, PsychologyConsciousness and Cognition
Functional segregation and integration in the nervous system: Theory and models
This chapter summarizes some recent work that addresses the problem of integrating the activity and plasticity of functionally segregated areas in the brain and proposes the notion of neural complexity, a theoretical perspective that offers an “in principle” resolution of the apparent counterposition of functional segregation and integration.
Theoretical neuroanatomy: Analyzing the structure, dynamics, and function of neuronal networks
- Computer Science, Biology
The mammalian brain is an extraordinary object: its networks give rise to our conscious experiences as well as to the generation of adaptive behavior for the organism within its environment. Progress…
Cortical plasticity and preserved function in early blindness
- Psychology, BiologyNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Response Variance in Functional Maps: Neural Darwinism Revisited
- Biology, PsychologyPloS one
It is demonstrated in the rat auditory cortex that the degree of response variance is closely correlated with the size of its representational area, and it is shown that the response variance within a given population is altered through training.
Emergence in the central nervous system
- PhilosophyCognitive Neurodynamics
It is argued that possession of this property of some neural circuits throughout the CNS can result in profoundly altered neural dynamics on multiple levels in cortex and other systems.
Psyche, Signals and Systems
- Psychology, Biology
This chapter outlines an integrated view of the neurophysiological systems, psychophysical signals, and theoretical considerations related to consciousness that is related to ongoing theoretical research.
Stone tools, language and the brain in human evolution
- Biology, PsychologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The current status of alternative ‘gestural’ and ‘technological’ hypotheses of language origins are reviewed, drawing on current evidence of the neural bases of speech and tool use generally, and on recent studies of the Neural correlates of Palaeolithic technology specifically.
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Somatic Selection helps clarify the role of language in the selection process and provides a scaffolding for future generations of researchers to study language-based learning and cognition.
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In this book, Gerald Edelman explains how a process akin to natural selection, but one which operates in somatic time on the interactions between neurons, is responsible for order in the brain. The…
Spatial signaling in the development and function of neural connections.
- Biology, PsychologyCerebral cortex
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Interhemispheric synchronization of oscillatory neuronal responses in cat visual cortex
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Response synchronization has now been shown to occur also between neurons in area 17 of the right and left cerebral hemispheres, and this synchronization is mediated by corticocortical connections, compatible with the hypothesis that temporal synchrony of neuronal discharges serves to bind features within and between the visual hemifields.
The neostriatal mosaic: multiple levels of compartmental organization
- BiologyTrends in Neurosciences
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