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

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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.

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