Solving the “human problem”: The frontal feedback model

@article{Noack2012SolvingT,
  title={Solving the “human problem”: The frontal feedback model},
  author={Raymond A. Noack},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1043-1067}
}
This paper argues that humans possess unique cognitive abilities due to the presence of a functional system that exists in the human brain that is absent in the non-human brain. This system, the frontal feedback system, was born in the hominin brain when the great phylogenetic expansion of the prefrontal cortex relative to posterior sensory regions surpassed a critical threshold. Surpassing that threshold effectively reversed the preferred direction of information flow in the highest… CONTINUE READING
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