Response to comment on "universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex"

Wolfgang Keil, Matthias Kaschube, Michael Schnabel, Z. Kisvárday, Siegrid Löwel, David M. Coppola, Leonard E. White, Fred Wolf

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Abstract

Meng et al. conjecture that pinwheel density scales with body and brain size. Our data, spanning a 40-fold range of body sizes in Laurasiatheria and Euarchonta, do not support this conclusion. The noncolumnar layout in Glires also appears size-insensitive. Thus, body and brain size may be understood as a constraint on the evolution of visual cortical circuitry, but not as a determining factor.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume336
Issue number6080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2012

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Response to comment on "universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex". / Keil, Wolfgang; Kaschube, Matthias; Schnabel, Michael; Kisvárday, Z.; Löwel, Siegrid; Coppola, David M.; White, Leonard E.; Wolf, Fred.

In: Science, Vol. 336, No. 6080, 27.04.2012.

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Keil, W, Kaschube, M, Schnabel, M, Kisvárday, Z, Löwel, S, Coppola, DM, White, LE & Wolf, F 2012, 'Response to comment on "universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex"', Science, vol. 336, no. 6080. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1206416
Keil, Wolfgang ; Kaschube, Matthias ; Schnabel, Michael ; Kisvárday, Z. ; Löwel, Siegrid ; Coppola, David M. ; White, Leonard E. ; Wolf, Fred. / Response to comment on "universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex". In: Science. 2012 ; Vol. 336, No. 6080.
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