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Categories: Anatomy   |   Biology   |   Philosophy   |   Psychology   |   Science  
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After uncovering three giant neurons, scientists could be one step closer to pinpointing where consciousness lives in the brain.

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A giant neuron found wrapped around entire mouse brain
"Like ivy plants that send runners out searching for something to cling to, the brain's neurons send out shoots that connect with other neurons throughout the organ. A new digital reconstruction method shows three neurons that branch extensively throughout the brain, including one that wraps around its entire outer layer. The finding may help to explain how the brain creates consciousness."

"Perhaps no aspect of mind is more familiar or more puzzling than consciousness and our conscious experience of self and world. The problem of consciousness is arguably the central issue in current theorizing about the mind. Despite the lack of any agreed upon theory of consciousness, there is a widespread, if less than universal, consensus that an adequate account of mind requires a clear understanding of it and its place in nature."

What is the function of the claustrum?
"The claustrum is a thin, irregular, sheet-like neuronal structure hidden beneath the inner surface of the neocortex in the general region of the insula. Its function is enigmatic. Its anatomy is quite remarkable in that it receives input from almost all regions of cortex and projects back to almost all regions of cortex."


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