Optimal sizes of dendritic and axonal arbors in a topographic projection

Chklovskii, D. B. (April 2000) Optimal sizes of dendritic and axonal arbors in a topographic projection. Journal of Neurophysiology, 83 (4). pp. 2113-2119. ISSN 0022-3077

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10758121

Abstract

I consider a topographic projection between two neuronal layers with different densities of neurons. Given the number of output neurons connected to each input neuron (divergence) and the number of input neurons synapsing on each output neuron (convergence), I determine the widths of axonal and dendritic arbors which minimize the total volume of axons and dendrites. Analytical results for one-dimensional and two-dimensional projections can be summarized qualitatively in the following rule: neurons of the sparser layer should have arbors wider than those of the denser layer. This agrees with the anatomic data for retinal, cerebellar, olfactory bulb, and neocortical neurons the morphology and connectivity of which are known. The rule may be used to infer connectivity of neurons from their morphology.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: MIDGET GANGLION-CELLS MACAQUE MONKEY RETINA BIPOLAR CELLS STRIATE CORTEX VISUAL-CORTEX NEURONS IMMUNOREACTIVITY PATTERNS NUMBER CAT
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > axon
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > dendritic cells > dendritic arbors
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > dendritic cells > dendritic arbors
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > dendritic cells > dendritic arbors

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons > neuronal circuits
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons > neuronal circuits
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons > neuronal circuits
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Communities: CSHL labs > Chklovskii lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: April 2000
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 16:29
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 16:29
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29425

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