Allometry in the Justo Gonzalo's model of the sensorial cortex

  • Isabel Gonzalo
Biological Foundations of Neural Computation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1240)


We report on the interpretation of the “central” syndrome (described by J. Gonzalo and associated to a unilateral lesion in the parieto-occipital cortex, equidistant from the visual, tactile and auditory areas) as a reduction in the excitability of the cerebral system. The sensorial organization is maintained but, according to the principle of similitude, different sensory functions become altered differently (allometrically) depending on their excitability demands. This alteration reveals the functional behaviour of the sensorial structures. Taking J. Gonzalo's work as a starting point, we found allometric potential functions for some of the sensory visual functions.


Visual Field Sensory Function Direction Function Tactile Sensation Functional Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Gonzalo
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  1. 1.Departamento de Optica. Facultad de Ciencias FísicasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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