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Attention, Neurochemically Speaking

Mickey Rowe rowe at pender.ee.upenn.edu
Thu Apr 11 18:14:12 EST 1991


In article <40953 at netnews.upenn.edu> peretz at grad1.cis.upenn.edu (Samuel R. Peretz) writes:

>One hypothesis is that attention is related to synchronized oscillations
>in certain brain regions.  I can't remember the exact reference, but there
>was a paper by Francis Crick a couple years back regarding this
>"searchlight" hypothesis of attention.  I think the brain region discussed
>in that particular paper was the hypothalamus.

That would be thalamus, Sam.  There are actually a couple of papers
that go sort of along these lines (ask Jim Cummings for some of
them; he used one of these papers for a journal club last fall.)  



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