Synaptic Connectivity and Neuronal Morphology Two Sides of the Same Coin

@article{Chklovskii2004SynapticCA,
  title={Synaptic Connectivity and Neuronal Morphology Two Sides of the Same Coin},
  author={Dmitri B. Chklovskii},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2004},
  volume={43},
  pages={609-617}
}
Neurons often possess elaborate axonal and dendritic arbors. Why do these arbors exist and what determines their form and dimensions? To answer these questions, I consider the wiring up of a large highly interconnected neuronal network, such as the cortical column. Implementation of such a network in the allotted volume requires all the salient features of neuronal morphology: the existence of branching dendrites and axons and the presence of dendritic spines. Therefore, the requirement of high… Expand
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