The tree-like structures of a neuron that are responsible for distributing (axons) or collecting (dendrites) information over a region of the brain are called arbors. The size of the territory occupied by an arbor and the density of the arbor branches within that territory are important for computation because these factors determine what fraction of a… (More)
The highest-resolution test to date of the wire minimization hypothesis has found that this principle works well for brain regions with a volume just over 400 μm(3). What is the wire minimization hypothesis, and why should anyone care about it?
Starting in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a group of aspiring young scientists gathered at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. This group of trainees and junior faculty included and, soon thereafter, Ron Evans. In the years to come, this erstwhile group of young mavericks went on to define science not only at the Salk but,… (More)