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Sibling neurons bond to share sensations

Two studies show how electrical coupling between sister neurons in the developing cerebral cortex might help them to link up into columnar microcircuits that process related sensory information. See Letters p.113 & p.118

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Figure 1: A link between neuronal lineage, connectivity and sensory preference.


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Mrsic-Flogel, T., Bonhoeffer, T. Sibling neurons bond to share sensations. Nature 486, 41–42 (2012).

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