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Author(s): Mountcastle, V.

Title: “An Organizing Principle for Cerebral Function: The Unit Model and the Distributed System”

Publication: in The Mindful Brain (Gerald M. Edelman and Vernon B. Mountcastle, eds.)

Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA  1978

Vernon Mountcastle presents a clear framework for understanding the unity of function across different specialized areas of the brain. Though each area does something different, it does it in the same way – through bi-directional (or multi-directional) spreading of activation reinforcing a resonance and association between neurons that leads to understanding.

Cerebrum Layers



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