Connectomics and Cortical Transistors
Margie shares; German scientists have recently discovered a precise nerve cell connectivity pattern (nerve cell circuits) in part of the cerebral cortex, which is responsible for orienting us in space. These grid cells provide a very particular representation of the space around the individual human and are known to be active when we are located at highly ordered grid-like locations in a room or a large space.
Read more within the following articles and research;
Highly Precise Wiring in the Cerebral Cortex
Summary: Researchers from Max Planck Institute have identified a neural connectivity pattern in the medial entorhinal cortex that appears to assist with navigation.
Full article available here: http://neurosciencenews.com/cerebral-cortex-wiring-7543/
Source: Max Planck Institute.
Released: 21 September 2017
Original Research: Abstract for “Axonal synapse sorting in medial entorhinal cortex” by Helene Schmidt, Anjali Gour, Jakob Straehle, Kevin M. Boergens, Michael Brecht & Moritz Helmstaedter in Nature. Published online September 20 2017 doi:10.1038/nature24005