Consciousness and the brain. The thalamocortical dialogue in health and disease

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Apr;929:166-75.

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to explore the basic assumption that largescale, temporal coincidence of specific and nonspecific thalamic activity generates the functional states that characterize human cognition.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / cytology
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology
  • Consciousness / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Neural Pathways
  • Thalamus / cytology
  • Thalamus / physiology*
  • Thalamus / physiopathology