Analogical cascade: a theory on the role of the thalamo-cortical loop in brain function
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The cortico-thalamic connections and the nucleus reticularis thalami (nRt) have gained much attention lately because of their integrative and modulatory functions. This particular architecture has been thought to perform analysis and synthesis of memories, work as active blackboards or a global workspace, or gate attention and give rise to consciousness. In this paper, I show that this circuitry can be implementing a general analogical functionality. The concrete connection between analogical function and its exact neural basis established in this paper can help us better understand the brain function. 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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