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Signals far and away

The neocortex of the mammalian brain mediates functions such as sensory perception and ultimately consciousness and language. The spread of local signals across large distances in this brain region has now been clarified.

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Feldmeyer, D. Signals far and away. Nature 464, 1134–1136 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/4641134a

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