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Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives$
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Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015233

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001

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The Tribal Networks of the Cerebral Cortex

The Tribal Networks of the Cerebral Cortex

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(p.275) 22 The Tribal Networks of the Cerebral Cortex
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Cerebral Plasticity
Author(s):

Markov Nikola T.

Ercsey-Ravasz Maria-Magdolina

Gariel Marie-Alice

Dehay Colette

Knoblauch Kenneth

Toroczkai Zoltan

Kennedy Henry

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0022

This chapter tries to remedy the lack of data on the interareal network of the cerebral cortex. It illustrates that the cortical network is dense. It shows the crucial importance of weight and distance information in order to understand this embedded network. It demonstrates that the exponential distance rule (EDR) strongly shapes the cortical network structure. This chapter suggests the proposition of a tribal cortical network that has profound implications for understanding cortical function.

Keywords:   cerebral cortex, exponential distance rule, cortical network structure, tribal cortical network, cortical function

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