Cortical Waves and the Development of Cortical Anatomy

Presented at Waves 2007, University of Reading, 23-27 July.
Published in S. F. Industrial, & A. Mathematics (Eds.), Proceedings and Submissions of Abstracts.
(University of Reading, U.K. ed., Vol. 1, pp. 1-4).
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
J.J. Wright1,2, P.D. Bourke3

1 Liggins Institute and Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
2 Brain Dynamics Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
3 WASP, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


The transmission of waves through the neurons of the cortical mantel, and the development of synapses related to learning, can give rise to the complex structure of neural connections, which emerges during growth of the visual cortex.

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