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By W.R. Klemm

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“There are books at the mind and books at the brain. although, simply sometimes one reveals a scholarly written thesis that explains how mind circuits provide upward thrust to perceptions, recommendations and recognition. invoice Klemm’s publication belongs to this remarkable classification. utilizing lucidly defined examples, he's taking the prepared on a contented trip from the computational parts of circuits to large-scale interactions of neuronal networks illustrating how such dynamics can help stories, determination making, perceptual binding and the wide awake concept. A hugely advised reading.”

György Buzsáki, Rutgers college. writer of Rhythms of the Brain

Atoms of Mind is a superb, some distance achieving, and well-written dialogue of brain-mind relationships, together with mind body structure, desires, unfastened will, own accountability, and attainable origins of unconscious and wakeful strategies in neural firing patterns.”

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To illustrate the point, the non-conscious processing of the solitary tract nucleus enables those neurons to detect sensations from the vagus nerve with which it connects. The nucleus should not described as “aware” of vagus nerve input. Likewise, the deep nucleus of the cerebellum detects influence from the cerebellar cortex, but cannot be “aware” of it. A higher level of detection can be illustrated with fear, of snakes for example. The amygdala generates a sense of fear upon being notified that snakes are near.

Well, they are the process of thinking. I like to say that thinking is equivalent to the CIPs. Why CIPs instead of what is happening in the synapses? First, thinking is a dynamic process and its “messages” are carried and distributed in real time through CIPs. What happens in the synapses becomes manifest in the CIPs. The chemical and microanatomical changes that occur in synapses represent the memory storage and processing of thought. The expression of thought is most evident in CIPs. The Currency of Thought 31 In any given neuron, the impulse patterns take the form of rate and rate change in firing, onset and offset of firing, and sequential order of intervals.

These new insights are not mine alone. In the last 10 years, numerous researchers have been providing experimental data to support both ideas. Now the time is right to make these thoughts explicit and simply explain how they are supported by experiment. 3) are central to much of which follows in this book and to my idea about consciousness that is developed in the last chapter. 3 Illustration of the idea of CIPs. In this example small circuit, each neuron generates a certain temporal pattern of spikes that affects what happens in the target neuron.

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