Studying the role of axon fasciculation during development in a computational model of the Xenopus tadpole spinal cord

During nervous system development growing axons can interact with each other, for example by adhering together in order to produce bundles (fasciculation). How does such axon-axon interaction affect the resulting axonal trajectories, and what are the possible benefits of this process in terms of network function? In this paper we study these questions by… (More)