Modularity of the Prosencephalon: The Vertical Systems

  • Ivan Divac
  • Jesper Mogensen
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


The present chapter offers in a capsular form a concept of organization of the non-limbic division of the mammalian forebrain. We first draw attention to certain structural and functional properties of the prosencephalon and conclude that interrelated parts of the thalamus, isocortex and neostriatum constitute functional systems. In the next step we attribute to these systems distinct properties which can be related to well established psychological phenomena. Finally, one of testable predictions is presented.


Motor System Ambiguous Figure Hypothesis Theory Synfire Chain Electrophysiological Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Divac
    • 1
  • Jesper Mogensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Neurophysiology, School of MedicineUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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