Optimal sizes of dendritic and axonal arbors in a topographic projection.

  title={Optimal sizes of dendritic and axonal arbors in a topographic projection.},
  author={Dmitri B. Chklovskii},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={83 4},
  • D. Chklovskii
  • Published 15 June 1999
  • Biology
  • Journal of neurophysiology
I consider a topographic projection between two neuronal layers with different densities of neurons. Given the number of output neurons connected to each input neuron (divergence) and the number of input neurons synapsing on each output neuron (convergence), I determine the widths of axonal and dendritic arbors which minimize the total volume of axons and dendrites. Analytical results for one-dimensional and two-dimensional projections can be summarized qualitatively in the following rule… 

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