Development and evolution: two determinants of cortical connectivity.

  title={Development and evolution: two determinants of cortical connectivity.},
  author={Giorgio M. Innocenti},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
The production of genotypic and phenotypic diversity (differentiation) is the final outcome of both development and evolution, of nervous systems and of their components. Cortical axons, in particular, differentiate into a variety of phenotypes which are responsible for computational transformations of messages exchanged among neurons. One aspect of this differentiation concerns axon diameters whose diversity in development, but also within and across species, is enhanced by the addition of a… CONTINUE READING