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Author Sherman, S. Murray.

Title Functional Connections of Cortical Areas : a New View from the Thalamus / S. Murray Sherman and R.W. Guillery
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (279 pages) : illustrations
Contents An introduction to thalamocortical pathways -- Cell and synaptic properties -- The basic organization of cortex and thalamus -- Classification of afferents in thalamus and cortex -- First and higher order thalamic relays -- The dual nature of the thalamic input to cortex -- Linking the body and the world to the thalamus -- The inputs to the cortex from the thalamus and the cortical descending outputs -- Thalamocortical links to the rest of the brain and the world
Summary This study shows new ways of thinking about how the brain relates to the world, to cognition, and to behaviour. Based on foundations previously established it considers the implications of these ground rules for thalamic inputs, thalamocortical connections, and cortical outputs. The book argues that functional and structural analyses of pathways connecting thalamus and cortex point beyond these to lower centres and through them to the body and the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-273) and index
Notes English
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Subject Cerebral cortex -- Physiology.
Thalamus -- Physiology.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Central Nervous System.
Cerebral Cortex.
Disciplines and Occupations
Natural Science Disciplines.
Nervous System.
Neural Pathways.
Form Electronic book
Author Guillery, R. W.
ISBN 0262314991 (electronic bk.)
1299773273 (ebk)
1461937116 (electronic bk.)
9780262314992 (electronic bk.)
9781299773271 (ebk)
9781461937111 (electronic bk.)