Axons in cat visual cortex are topologically self-similar.

  title={Axons in cat visual cortex are topologically self-similar.},
  author={Tom Binzegger and Rodney J. Douglas and Kevan A. C. Martin},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={15 2},
The axonal arbors of the different types of neocortical and thalamic neurons appear highly dissimilar when viewed in conventional 2D reconstructions. Nevertheless, we have found that their one-dimensional metrics and topologies are surprisingly similar. To discover this, we analysed the axonal branching pattern of 39 neurons (23 spiny, 13 smooth and three thalamic axons) that were filled intracellularly with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) during in vivo experiments in cat area 17. The axons were… CONTINUE READING
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