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Need figures relating to neurons

MRFerrier mrferrier at aol.com
Fri Jul 26 00:05:56 EST 1996


Ruadhan,

A few more figures for you:  The smallest unit of neural organization
seems to be
the "minicolumn", such as the orientation-specific columns in V1. These
columns,
about 30 um in size, contain only about a hundred neurons.  These columns
may
be due to vertical bundles of apical dendrites (Journal of Comparative
Neurology
306:1-23 1991).  About 300 minicolumns make up a macrocolumn, which is
about
.4 - .7 mm wide.

Computer simulation, eh? Sounds interesting.  Are you hoping to get it to 
accomplish some particular sort of processing? 

Hope this is helpful,
Michael Ferrier
MRFerrier at aol.com 



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