The work which comprises this essay formed part of a multidisciplinary project investigating the folding of the developing cerebral cortex in the ferret. The project as a whole combined a study, at the histological level, of the cytoarchitectural development concomitant with folding and a mathematical study of folding viewed from the perspective of differential geometry. We here concentrate on the differential geometry of brain folding. Histological results which have some significance to the geometry of the cortex are referred to, but are not discussed in any depth.
KeywordsGaussian Curvature Functional Region Cortical Plate Folding Process Biological Growth
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