claustrum


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claustrum

[′klȯ‚strəm]
(anatomy)
A thin layer of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere between the lenticular nucleus and the island of Reil.
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Along with Francis Crick, who in the later decades of his life became fascinated with how the brain creates consciousness, Koch proposed that the claustrum plays an important role in awareness.
Koubeissi and his colleagues were surprised by a big change when they turned on the electrode near the claustrum.
After repeating the first two words, he stimulated the claustrum.
But if Koubeissi's conclusion that the claustrum is indeed this focal point for consciousness is verified, it could have major implications.
Thus, early on, the various metals available for the bases of columns lead into a diatribe upon the tabernacle of Moses which was also built using these materials: `Aedificavit Moyses tabernaculum, quod moraliter designat claustrum animae.
Cornelius, The Figurative Castle (Bryn Mawr, Pa, 1930), and Gerhard Bauer, Claustrum Animae.