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On the Origin of the Functional Architecture of the Cortex

  • Dario L. Ringach mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dario@ucla.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology and Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: February 28, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000251

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Subplate is also a possible locus for initial orientation map

Posted by aseitz on 20 Mar 2007 at 18:03 GMT

Thus, it is likely that a key role of the subplate is in aiding the formation of a fine retinotopic map in advance of geniculate afferents invading the cortical plate.
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000251#article1.body1.sec3.sec5.p1

For instance see:

Grossberg and Seitz (2003). "Laminar Development of Receptive Fields, Maps, and Columns in Visual Cortex: The Coordinating Role of the Subplate." Cerebral Cortex, Aug (Vol (8): 852-863).


RE: Subplate is also a possible locus for initial orientation map

dario replied to aseitz on 11 Jun 2007 at 20:45 GMT

Thank you for the comment.