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Constraints on cortical and thalamic projections: the no-strong-loops hypothesis

Crick, Francis and Koch, Christof (1998) Constraints on cortical and thalamic projections: the no-strong-loops hypothesis. Nature, 391 (6664). pp. 245-50. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/34584.

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The many distinct cortical areas of the macaque monkey visual system can be arranged hierarchically, but not in a unique way. We suggest that the connections between these cortical areas never form strong, directed loops. For connections between the visual cortex and particular thalamic nuclei, we predict that certain types of connections will not be found. If strong, directed loops were to exist, we suggest that the cortex would go into uncontrolled oscillations.

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Additional Information:Received 3 July 1997; Accepted 10 October 1997. Nature © Macmillan Publishers Ltd 1998. F.C. is supported by the J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation. C.K. is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. Especial thanks to Jan Kaas and Kathy Rockland.
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