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Editorial: Functional columnar organization and long-range circuits in different cortical systems

Schmidt, Kerstin E. ; Galuske, Ralf A. W. (2023)
Editorial: Functional columnar organization and long-range circuits in different cortical systems.
In: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 2023, 17
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00023635
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Editorial: Functional columnar organization and long-range circuits in different cortical systems
Language: English
Date: 28 November 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2023
Place of primary publication: Lausanne
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
Volume of the journal: 17
Collation: 2 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00023635
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

The functional column is a classical concept which was introduced in the last century. This concept puts columns as organizing cortical units. It has largely influenced practical and theoretical research and also our understanding of neocortical processing. While it was initially attributed to early sensory cortical areas such as the primary visual cortex it can also be identified in higher sensory, multimodal or motor areas and their connections. Concomitant with the clustering of neurons of similar functional characteristics into periodic domains or columns extending through many cortical layers came the notion of a network of biased horizontal axons preferentially linking neurons with similar functional properties over short and long distances within a cortical area, and even between cortical areas, in a patchy manner. However, there is ample evidence for both selective and unselective long-range axons questioning the functional role of patchiness and the concept of the functional column in general.

Uncontrolled Keywords: long-range horizontal intrinsic connection, cortical map, patchy activation, functional connectivity, cortical column network, cortical columns, cortico-cortical axons
Identification Number: 116860
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-236354
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This article is part of the Research Topic Functional Columnar Organization and Long-Range Circuits in Different Cortical Systems

Classification DDC: 500 Science and mathematics > 570 Life sciences, biology
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology > Systems Neurophysiology
Zentrale Einrichtungen > Centre for Cognitive Science (CCS)
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2023 13:35
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 10:41
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/23635
PPN: 513578900
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