Computer-Aided Neuroanatomy: Differential Geometry of Cortical Surfaces and an Optimal Flattening Algorithm

  title={Computer-Aided Neuroanatomy: Differential Geometry of Cortical Surfaces and an Optimal Flattening Algorithm},
  author={Eric L. Schwartz and Bjorn Merker},
  journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
In a variety of species including monkeys and humans, the surface of the retina is mapped in an accurate manner to the surface of primary visual cortex. In a real sense there is an image, expressed in the firing density of neurons, impressed on the surface of the brain. The various images found in the brain have complicated natures: They are ``distorted'' by nonlinear map functions, and contain submodality information expressed spatially in the form of columnar systems representing stereo… CONTINUE READING

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