Nodes on Contour Strings


There is one problem with contour waves: they are slow. Contour waves run from cell to cell over very short axonal links, and these are generally not myelinated. Myelinated axons can conduct spikes at a rate of several m/s or more, but on non-myelinated axons the speed of propagation is only about one tenth of that.


Primary Visual Cortex Myelinated Axon Cortical Column Contour Cell Node Assignment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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