ok – I think the CA3/DG has to process input very quickly. this is the area that new neurons are being generated on an as needed/ad hoc basis. this is where discrimination is extremely important. friend or foe? Familiar or unfamiliar? is this odor going to kill me? The amygdala is right there. I think it even comes into it. So it is the guard house. it is the triage nurse: The prioritizer. it won’t know all the details but it’ll know just enough. OK. I think this is in the right direction.

ok – I think the CA3/DG has to process input very quickly.

this is the area that new neurons are being generated on an as needed/ad hoc basis.

this is where discrimination is extremely important.

friend or foe? Familiar or unfamiliar?

is this odor going to kill me?

The amygdala is right there. I think it even comes into it.

So it is the guard house.

it is the triage nurse: The prioritizer.

it won’t know all the details but it’ll know just enough.

OK. I think this is in the right direction.

but I may be wrong or oversimplifying or have things flipped.

I suspect I may need to distinguish between encoding and retrieval.

 

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