Local Circuit in the Cerebral Cortex

  • Takeshi Kaneko
Conference paper
Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 11)


To reveal the mechanism of information processing in the cerebral cortex, we focused on the morphological analysis of its intrinsic circuitry. Recently, we developed a retrograde neuronal tracing method with Golgi-like soma-dendritic filling. By combining this method with the intracellular staining method, the local connection from pyramidal cells to corticospinal and corticothalamic projection neurons were examined in the motor and somatosensory cortical areas of the rat.

Key words

Local circuit Pyramidal neuron Cerebral cortex 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Kaneko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Morphological Brain Science, Graduate School of MedicineKyoto UniversityYoshida, Sakyo-ku, KyotoJapan

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