The structure of the neocortex
In an overview of the structure of the mammalian neocortex, this lecture explains how the mammalian cortex is organized in a hierarchy, describing the columnar principle and canonical microcircuits
Topics covered in this lesson
- Why study the cerebral cortex?
- Parts of the cortex, gyri, and sulci
- Cortical layers
- Functional architecture, columnar structure
- The basic cortical wiring diagram
- Pyramidal cells
- Douglas' and Martin's canonical microcircuit
- Maps in cortex
- Ocular dominance stripes
- Imaging of cortical circuits
- Computer analogy for studying cortex
- Concluding Q&A (at 53:27)
Some basic knowledge of neurons and the visual system, comparable to the two first lectures in this series.