summary is dedicated to all those who have contributed, as indicated by
authors of each paper.
otherwise stated, these discoveries apply to humans and other primates.
investigations are being performed in order to understand better the
brain in health and in disease, and with potential applications to
always in mind.
discoveries are being made as part of a program of research to follow
processing (including taste, olfactory and visual) through their
analysis stages, and then on to brain systems involved in emotion and
memory. By this systematic analysis and comparison between stages and
is becoming possible to understand what is being computed at each major
of cortical processing.
then provides a firm foundation for further investigations into how the
processing is performed computationally, to lead to a deep and
understanding of brain function: what is computed, and how it is
These discoveries in turn provide bases for better understanding and treating mental disorders.