The thalomocortical system has outgoing signals in the thalamus and all areas of the cortex. Coordinating the activity of the thalamus, cingulate gyrus, prefrontal cortex and brainstem regulate consciousness through our executive attention.

Positive feedback signals through iterative algorhythms is carried out in the thalamocortical loop and receives experimental confirmation by about 40 hertz. As a result of corticothalamic iteration, the thalamic pattern of activity is sent back to the cortex as an enhanced view of the world. This positive feedback loop of seeing and experiencing success motivates the movement needed to accomplish a particular outcome.