The Development of Cortical Projections

  • Peter Kind
  • Giorgio Innocenti
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 192)


The adult central nervous system can be thought of as a device for the ‘adaptive structuration’ of an animal’s environment. The pattern of neuronal connectivity, which develops through genetic and experience-dependent processes, is one of the factors that determines an animal’s perception of the surrounding world. It is not surprising, therefore, that the connectivity pattern of the mammalian brain as well as the developmental mechanisms that give rise to this pattern are among the most studied areas of neurobiology.


Corpus Callosum Visual Cortex Ibotenic Acid Infragranular Layer Callosal Connection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kind
    • 1
  • Giorgio Innocenti
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of LausanneSwitzerland

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