"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.
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