Claudia Wallis (Futurity) | New theory upends view of how the brain is wired

The long-held view of how signals move through the cerebral cortex of the human brain may be incorrect…Looking at how sensory information is processed in rats, Columbia University neuroscientist Randy Bruno found that signals are processed in two parts of the cortex simultaneously rather than in series—almost as if there are two brains…One possibility, suggests Bruno, is that basic sensory processing occurs in the lower layers: for example, visually tracking a tennis ball. Processing that involves integrating context or experience might be done in the upper layers: for example, watching where an opponent is hitting the ball and planning where to return the shot.


Reference

Claudia Wallis (Futurity) | New theory upends view of how the brain is wired

Advertisements