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Order in the Labyrinth of the Cerebral Cortex

Jülich brain scientists in current issue of Science

Jülich, 30 March 2012 – About 20 billion neurons work together via synapses, transmitters, receptors, and fibre bundles in around 200 different regions of the cerebral cortex. More details are discovered every day. However, the brain's unimaginably complex organization can only be understood if basic rules are detected in the labyrinth of the brain's structure. In the current issue of the journal Science, Jülich neuroscientists Prof. Katrin Amunts and Prof. Karl Zilles explain how current research findings support the theory of a “control centre” that conforms to geometrical and hierarchical rules.

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