Neuroanatomical Invariants: Analysis of the Cerebellar Cortex

  • Valentino Braitenberg
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In the previous chapter we tried to answer the question concerning the level of precision at which the wiring of nerve nets is defined by considering two special cases. The question of constancy has a more general aspect. I will first introduce it in a philosophical way, borrowing some concepts from geometry, which will then guide us in an approach to that most spectacular structure of the vertebrate brain, the cerebellar cortex.


Cerebral Cortex Purkinje Cell Molecular Layer Cerebellar Cortex Granular Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentino Braitenberg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität TübingenGermany
  2. 2.Universität FreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für biologische KybernetikTübingenGermany

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