Diameter of minicolumn (in neocortex)

Range 30 to 50 μm
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Sporns O, Tononi G, Kötter R. The human connectome: A structural description of the human brain. PLoS Comput Biol. 2005 Sep1(4):e42.p.e43 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16201007
Primary Source Mountcastle VB. The columnar organization of the neocortex. Brain. 1997 Apr120 ( Pt 4):701-22.PubMed ID9153131
Comments While details of minicolumn architecture are likely to vary across different brain regions [56–58], minicolumns generally contain approximately 80– 100 neurons, spanning all cortical layers, with a diameter of approximately 30–50 µm [primary source].
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