properties of cortical cells

mat mats_trash at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 15 05:11:28 EST 2002


"joshua vogelstein" <jtv1 at cec.wustl.edu> wrote in message news:<a20hmq$lba$1 at newsreader.wustl.edu>...
> could anybody tell me some of the properties of the cortical cells.  I am
> looking for:
> 
> electrical properties
> sizes (in primate brain)
> current production during action potential
> 
> in each layer of the cortex.
> thanks

Best bet is to do a medline search.  There is a tremendous amount of
detail in the apparently simple figures you ask for.  Get the primary
research (and be prepared for a lot!).  One which describes the
architecture of the cortex is:

Braitenberg , V. ; Schuez , A. 
Cortex: Statistics and Geometry
of Neuronal Connectivity 
ISBN: 3-540-63816-4  Springer

Another good publisher for loads of these types of books is Wiley




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