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Friday, 31 October 2008

Neocortical Column Art

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An entire neocortical column lights up with electrical activity. Modeled on a two-week-old rodent brain, this 0.5 mm by 2 mm slice is the basic computational unit of the brain and contains about 10,000 neurons. This microcircuit is repeated millions of times across the rat cortex—and many times more in the brain of a human.

Read the whole mind-boggeling article at Seed Magazine