Response to comment on "universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex"


Journal Article

Meng et al. conjecture that pinwheel density scales with body and brain size. Our data, spanning a 40-fold range of body sizes in Laurasiatheria and Euarchonta, do not support this conclusion. The noncolumnar layout in Glires also appears size-insensitive. Thus, body and brain size may be understood as a constraint on the evolution of visual cortical circuitry, but not as a determining factor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keil, W; Kaschube, M; Schnabel, M; Kisvarday, ZF; Löwel, S; Coppola, DM; White, LE; Wolf, F

Published Date

  • April 27, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 336 / 6080

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1206416

Citation Source

  • Scopus