On the fractal distribution of brain synapses

  title={On the fractal distribution of brain synapses},
  author={R. Crandall},
Herein we present mathematical ideas for assessing the fractal character of distributions of brain synapses. Remarkably, laboratory data are now available in the form of actual 3-dimensional coordinates for millions of mouse-brain synapses (courtesy of Smithlab at Stanford Medical School). We analyze synapse datasets in regard to statistical moments and fractal measures. It is found that moments do not behave as if the distributions are uniformly random, and this observation can be quantified… CONTINUE READING


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