charlesqwu (Charles Wu) 的博客分享 http://blog.sciencenet.cn/u/charlesqwu

博文

意识研究: Layer 5 Pyramidal Neurons for Consciousness: WRONG!

已有 368 次阅读 2019-11-14 05:43 |个人分类:Web|系统分类:科研笔记| Consciousness, Consciousness, Consciousness, 意识研究, Consciousness

意识研究: Layer 5 Pyramidal Neurons for Consciousness: WRONG!

The subject matter of the neural mechanims for consciousness is an important and interesting problem in brain science and psychology. Recently, there has been some news about consciousness research:

New Theory Says Only Brain Activity Involving ‘L5p Neurons’ Enters Conscious Awareness
The above news reported that a group of researchers have developed a new theory as to which part(s) of the brain and what special types of neurons are the neural substrate for consciousness -- their theory is mainly that Layer 5 Pyramidal Neurons in the Brain is for Consciousness

First of all, the above idea is NOT NEW at all: That group of researchers did cite a paper by Francis Crick and Christof Koch, published in 1992, in which the above idea was mentioned; but even before 1992, Crick had been communicating with some other researchers in the neuroscience community about the above idea (reference source yet to be determined). Of course, in a certain sense, that group of researchers have now developed that idea more fully.


Second, that idea is WRONG! Why? Because our visual consciousness is mostly monocular, but in layer 5 of the primary visual cortex (V1) of the primate brain, most neurons are binocular.



http://blog.sciencenet.cn/blog-322380-1206091.html

上一篇:[转载]学者新论:汉语拼音运动的历史回顾
下一篇:[方法论] 穆勒的《逻辑体系》(A System of Logic)

0

该博文允许注册用户评论 请点击登录 评论 (0 个评论)

数据加载中...

Archiver|手机版|科学网 ( 京ICP备14006957 )

GMT+8, 2019-12-14 07:04

Powered by ScienceNet.cn

Copyright © 2007- 中国科学报社

返回顶部