Brain and Behavior Institute, 2005
Session 4
Neurons and Their Interconnections:
The Frog and the Storyteller


Neurons as input/output elements with intervening processing

Sensory neurons, motor neurons, interneurons

Significance of boxes/interconnections

Action as patterns of neuronal activity, implications of topographic organization of sensory, motor neurons

Locating/acknowledging the"I-function" as a distinct box

The Bipartite Brain: From the "I-function" to the neocortex and story teller

Key Points:

Can you imagine other circumstances where behavior occurs without "awareness"? How significant is this, in general? for education? In what ways is the "story teller" important? Write some thoughts/questions about the unconscious and the "I-function"/"story teller" in the institute forum area.