On neuronal substrata of words and phonemes in human language
The article demonstrates the possibility of coding words and phonemes by Mountcastle minicolumns. These minicolumns are indivisible parts of neocortex (they are ~600 millions). The neighbouring minicolumns are separated by inhibitory mechanisms, distant minicolumns may interact freely. Minicolumns are the substrata of phonemes only, which are found at early ontogenesis by spontaneous activations. The words are found by summations of signals of appropriate minicolumns of phonemes. The different phrases are the results of associations of the group of minicolumns coding various words. Refs 17.
minicolumns, phonemes, neurons excitatory and inhibitory
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