Reentry (neural circuitry)
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. It is hypothesized to allow for widely distributed groups of neurons to achieve integrated and synchronized firing, which is proposed to be a requirement for consciousness, as outlined by Gerald Edelman and Giulio Tononi in their book A Universe of Consciousness.
- Edelman, Gerald M.; Gally, Joseph A. (2013). "Reentry: a key mechanism for integration of brain function". Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 7 (63): 63. doi:10.3389/fnint.2013.00063. PMC 3753453. PMID 23986665.
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- G. Edelman, G Tononi (2000). A Universe of Consciousness. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465013777.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link).