The columnar organization of the neocortex.

@article{Mountcastle1997TheCO,
  title={The columnar organization of the neocortex.},
  author={V. Mountcastle},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={120 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={
          701-22
        }
}
  • V. Mountcastle
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Brain : a journal of neurology
The modular organization of nervous systems is a widely documented principle of design for both vertebrate and invertebrate brains of which the columnar organization of the neocortex is an example. The classical cytoarchitectural areas of the neocortex are composed of smaller units, local neural circuits repeated iteratively within each area. Modules may vary in cell type and number, in internal and external connectivity, and in mode of neuronal processing between different large entities… Expand
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