quinta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2014

Para pensar...teorias e autismo

The claustrum consists of a thin yet broad sheet of neurons buried in the depths of the brain. Until recently its function has been obscure. Because it is directly connected to nearly every other region of the brain – especially the cortex – Francis Crick and Christof Koch suggested a decade ago that it might have something to do with consciousness. The brain consists of a large number of small machines that do their own computations, whereas consciousness is a single entity whereby we access seeing, hearing, touch, smell, feelings, emotions, thoughts and make decisions, in order that coherent trains of thought and behaviors emerge. So perhaps the claustrum gets it all together and acts, as Crick and Koch suggested, as the conductor of the brain’s orchestra (...)

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