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THE THALAMOCORTICAL ALGORITHM Paul R. Adams
 

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COMMENTARY
THE THALAMOCORTICAL ALGORITHM
Paul R. Adams
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
SUNY Stony Brook NY 11794
Phone: 5166326938
Email: padams@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Key Words: SynapticError, Thalamus, Neocortex, Sleep
Abbreviations: LGN: lateral geniculate nucleus; LTP: Long Term Potentiation; BCM:
Bienenstock-Monro-Cooper; ART: adaptive resonance theory; NMDA: N-methyl D-
aspartate; REM':rapid eye movement; AMPA: alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-
isoxazolepropionate; R: receptor; Glu: glutamate. CAl,3 : Cornu Ammonis 1,3.
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ABSTRACT: A hypothesis for the function of some of the most characteristic, and
puzzling, circuitry of neocortex is presented. It is proposed that this circuitry is
concerned, not with conventional information processing, but with assuring cortical
wiring accuracy, and neural encoding efficiency. If specific wiring is generated by
correlation-based mechanis1l1s,then the accuracy of that wiring is set by (1) error rates

  

Source: Adams, Paul R. - Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, SUNY at Stony Brook

 

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