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Ordered Nerve Connections: Pathways and Maps

  • R. M. Gaze
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 78)

Abstract

The idea that orderly neuronal interconnections are based on chemoselective recognition between the cells and their processes was proposed by Cajal (1892) and given experimental support by the work of Langley (1895). In its present form the hypothesis of neuronal specificity, as it is now called, derives largely from the work of Sperry (1943; 1944; 1945; 1951; 1963; 1965) and it proposes that interconnecting populations of neurones each acquire positionally dependent chemoselectivity labels, or markers, early in development, and that properly ordered interconnections between the populations are based on selective affinities between the markers carried by one population and those carried by the other.

Keywords

Optic Nerve Optic Tract Optic Tectum Optic Nerve Fibre Temporal Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Gaze
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Medical ResearchLondonEngland

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