Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Consciousness as an Emergent Property of Thalamocortical Activity

Subcortical Parallel Loops

Reentrant connective loops between cortical and subcortical structures involved in motor control.


CM, center median nucleus;

GP, globus pallidus;

MC, motor. cortex;

PFC, prefrontal cortex;

PMC, premotor cortex;

PUT, putamen;

SMA, supplementary motor area;

SN, substantia nigra;

SUBTHAL, subthalamic nucleus;

THAL, thalamus;

VA, anteroventral nucleus;

VL, ventrolateral nucleus.