A scaling law derived from optimal dendritic wiring.

  title={A scaling law derived from optimal dendritic wiring.},
  author={Hermann Cuntz and Alexandre Mathy and Michael H{\"a}usser},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 27},
The wide diversity of dendritic trees is one of the most striking features of neural circuits. Here we develop a general quantitative theory relating the total length of dendritic wiring to the number of branch points and synapses. We show that optimal wiring predicts a 2/3 power law between these measures. We demonstrate that the theory is consistent with data from a wide variety of neurons across many different species and helps define the computational compartments in dendritic trees. Our… CONTINUE READING

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