Preuss TM, Goldman-Rakic PS: Crossed corticothalamic
and thalamocortical connections of macaque prefrontal cortex.
The role of corticothalamic
coupling in human temporal lobe epilepsy," Brain, vol.
5-9 Hz oscillations are more pro-epileptogenic than sleep spindles in rats.
In the 1990's there was consensus that the neurons in the nuclei reticularis thalami (nrt) "gated"' information in the corticothalamic
Recent studies have shown that the corticothalamic
projection in the primary sensory neocortical area to the corresponding sub-nuclei of the thalamus directly results in the coordination and precision in the firing of thalamic neurons from these sub-nuclei to the neocortex (Andolina, Jones, Wang & Sillito, 2007; Worgotter, Eyding, Macklis & Funke, 2002; Sillito, Jones, Gerstein & Wet, 1994).
To protect one's mind from the manipulations of violent leaders, Korzybski suggests a non-Aristotelian mode of education that would help in bringing about a corticothalamic
Rodent exposure models suggest that postnatal nicotine exposure during critical periods of development disrupts corticothalamic
circuitry, resulting in long-lasting dysregulation of sensory information processing in the cortex (Heath and Picciotto 2009).
Huguenard's team also showed that DBI has the same inhibition-enhancing effect on nerve cells in an adjacent thalamic region - but also that, importantly, no DBI is naturally generated in or near this region; in the corticothalamic
circuit, at least, DBI appears to be released only in the thalamic reticular nucleus.
At top is the corticothalamic
system; at bottom is the cerebellar system (with phi shown for a subsystem and the whole network).
Grouping of brain rhythms in corticothalamic
8) In the corticothalamic
pathway, dopamine serves as an inhibitory neurotransmitter of the globus pallidus internus (GPI) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) wherein excitation of the cerebral cortex and promotion of movement is governed.
In very rough terms, this kind of architecture is characteristic of the mammalian corticothalamic
system: different parts of the cerebral cortex are specialized for different functions, yet a vast network of connections allows these parts to interact profusely.