The efference cascade, consciousness, and its self: naturalizing the first person pivot of action control

Abstract

The 20 billion neurons of the neocortex have a mere hundred thousand motor neurons by which to express cortical contents in overt behavior. Implemented through a staggered cortical "efference cascade" originating in the descending axons of layer five pyramidal cells throughout the neocortical expanse, this steep convergence accomplishes final integration… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00501

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