Reentry (neural circuitry)

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Reentry is a neural structuring of the brain, specifically in humans, which is characterized by the ongoing bidirectional exchange of signals along reciprocal axonal fibers linking two or more brain areas.[1] It is hypothesized to allow for widely distributed groups of neurons to achieve integrated and synchronized firing,[2] which is proposed to be a requirement for consciousness, as outlined by Gerald Edelman and Giulio Tononi in their book A Universe of Consciousness (2000).[3]

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  1. ^ Edelman, Gerald M.; Gally, Joseph A. (2013). "Reentry: a key mechanism for integration of brain function". Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 7 (63). doi:10.3389/fnint.2013.00063. 
  2. ^ Seth, A. K.; McKinstry, J. L.; Edelman, G. M.; Krichmar, J. L. (2004). "Visual binding through reentrant connectivity and dynamic synchronization in a brain-based device". Cerebral Cortex. 14 (11): 1185–99. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhh079. PMID 15142952. 
  3. ^ G. Edelman, G Tononi (2000). A Universe of Consciousness. Basic Books. ISBN 0465013775.  .

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