Neurophysiology of Processing Information
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This paper examines Potts, Martin, Burton, and Montague's 2006 article about the way the brain processes information. The authors consider some models for this process that have been offered by other theorists. The paper further describes research which has shown many of the specific mechanisms involved, such as the pairings of VTA neurons and what makes them fire.
From the Paper:"Potts, Martin, Burton, and Montague (2006) examine the way the brain processes information, specifically how it orders and accesses data to know what is the most relevant information. The area of the brain of most interest in this process is the medial frontal cortex, which is where the selection mechanism is thought to be. Systems involved with cognitive control are only able to process a subset of available information at a time. The ability to act effectively requires that the brain have access to the most relevant information currently available. The process that selects relevant information is called attention, and attention may..."
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Neurophysiology of Processing Information (2007, December 01) Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/neurophysiology-of-processing-information-132921/
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