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Thinking About Thinking

  • W. R. KlemmEmail author
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Abstract

I will not be reviewing thinking from psychological or philosophical points of view, but rather from the mechanistic view of how the brain accomplishes thinking. That is, I will consider how external and internal “information” is encoded, processed, and acted upon in terms of neural circuitry. In the process, I hope to show that thought is a physical reality, not something that is necessarily mystical or unknowable.

Keywords

Sensory Input Spike Train Limbic System Reticular Formation Inhibitory Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Veterinary Medicine and BiomeCollege StationUSA

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