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Functional development of the cortex

David J. Price and David J. Willshaw

in Mechanisms of Cortical Development

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780192624277
eISBN:
9780191723735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624277.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

During functional development of the cerebral cortex, the functional properties of the cortex and its neurons can be measured as it develops. Essentially, this approach provides one way of observing ... More


The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy: An Application of Luria’s Concepts

William B. Barr and Luba Nakhutina

in Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195176704
eISBN:
9780199864706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176704.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter demonstrates that many of the central concepts from Luria's theories continue to be relevant to the contemporary neuropsychological study of epilepsy. It begins with a review on the ... More


What Are the Projective Fields of Cortical Neurons?

Terrence J. Sejnowski

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter proposes a line of research that could help uncover new principles of cortical function. It shows that projective fields of interacting assemblies of neurons provide the basic “keyboard” ... More


A general model of cortical function: concluding considerations

O.D. Creutzfeldt

in Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organisation of the Cortex

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523246
eISBN:
9780191724510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523246.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The function of the cerebral cortex within the framework of a general brain model cannot be reduced to a simple formula. Any general consideration of cortical function necessarily depends on the ... More


The Inputs to the Cortex from the Thalamus and the Cortical Descending Outputs

S. Murray Sherman and R. W. Guillery

in Functional Connections of Cortical Areas: A New View from the Thalamus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019309
eISBN:
9780262314992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019309.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The aim of the previous chapter and this one is to identify areas of ignorance as much as to demonstrate new facts or relationships. It may be no surprise that the former dominate the latter. The ... More


An Introduction to Thalamocortical Pathways

S. Murray Sherman and R. W. Guillery

in Functional Connections of Cortical Areas: A New View from the Thalamus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019309
eISBN:
9780262314992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019309.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This first chapter introduces some of the major functional and structural observations and interpretations that provide the basis of this book. The chapter introduces a number of distinct ... More


The Tribal Networks of the Cerebral Cortex

Markov Nikola T., Ercsey-Ravasz Maria-Magdolina, Gariel Marie-Alice, Dehay Colette, Knoblauch Kenneth, Toroczkai Zoltan, and Kennedy Henry

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter tries to remedy the lack of data on the interareal network of the cerebral cortex. It illustrates that the cortical network is dense. It shows the crucial importance of weight and ... More


The Brain and Its Functions Prior to Gall

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Very little was known about the brain, its structural organization, and its functions when Gall began his dissections of animals, autopsies on people, and studies of individuals with congenital or ... More


The mamillothalamic pathways: my first encounter with the thalamus

Ray Guillery

in The Brain as a Tool: A Neuroscientist's Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198806738
eISBN:
9780191844317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806738.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

My thesis studies had stimulated an interest in the mamillothalamic pathways but also some puzzlement because we knew nothing about the nature of the messages passing along these pathways. Several ... More


A Rightful Place in History

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Gall’s craniology would not withstand the test of time, and how he accepted confirmatory cases and dismissed contradictory evidence would increasingly be regarded as poor science. As a consequence, ... More


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