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Trends Neurosci. 1994 Mar;17(3):101-4.

Cortical columns as devices for maximizing neuronal diversity.

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Dept of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Abstract

Columns are a fundamental feature of cerebral cortex organization, yet the function served by this architecture remains elusive. Here it is proposed that the columnar organization of the cortex serves to maximize diversity of neuronal connections in supragranular cortical layers.

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7515522
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