Topological Analysis of Individual Neurons
What is topology? Topology is the study of geometric surfaces with concern only for their mathematical form but not their physical size. A topologist thinks of structures as formed from rubber sheets that can be stretched at will, and as long as no holes are poked in them, the properties of the structure do not change. Carried to a humorous extreme as Fig. 10-1 indicates, a coffee cup and a donut are topologically equivalent structures, for they both have the same form, a surface with one hole.
KeywordsTree Type Terminal Segment Topological Variable Topological Measure Topological Distance
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