As the authors pun, the claustrum is worthy of attention given its extensive connections with the cortex. Goll, Atlan, and Citri propose a new hypothesis for the role of inputs from the prefrontal cortex to the claustrum in top-down attentional selection. The claustrum acts to control the output of selected cortical representations at the expense of others.
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