Iterated patterns of brain circuitry (or how the cortex gets its spots)


Journal Article (Review)

The prominence of repeating patterns of circuitry in the mammalian brain has led to the general view that iterated modular units reflect a fundamental principle of cortical function. Here we argue that these intriguing patterns arise not because the functional organization of the brain demands them, but as an incidental consequence of the rules of synapse formation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Purves, D; Riddle, DR; LaMantia, AS

Published Date

  • October 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 362 - 368

PubMed ID

  • 1279855

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1279855

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-108X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-2236

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0166-2236(92)90180-g


  • eng