Consciousness and the Brain

The Thalamocortical Dialogue in Health and Disease


Address for correspondence: Rodolfo Llinás, M.D., Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016;


Abstract: The goal of this paper is to explore the basic assumption that large-scale, temporal coincidence of specific and nonspecific thalamic activity generates the functional states that characterize human cognition.