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Irish Journal of Medical Science (1926-1967)

, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 359–366 | Cite as

Studies in neurological structure

V.Basic theory of circuits
  • M. A. MacConaill
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Summary

  1. 1.

    Following certain definitions with known examples thereof, the notions of aromatic and aliphatic neurological connexa are themselves defined. (Aliphatic connexa were the actual subject matter of Part IV of the present series.)

     
  2. 2.

    Given the number of neurological elements forming an aromatic, i.e., circuital connexum, the conditions for the numbers and types of circuit found therein are stated by suitable equations (Sections 4.1 to 4.6).

     
  3. 3.

    Certain functional problems posed by the existence of connexa, complete or incomplete, are stated.

     
  4. 4.

    The biological significance of well-connected circuits, including the meaning of the phylogenetic enlargement of brains, is derived from a consideration of these equations. In particular, the help that such connexa give in neurological shift work (ouvrage tour à tour) is described.

     

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© Springer 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. MacConaill
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity College

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