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Towards a Mathematical Theory of Cortical Micro-circuits

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Columnar organization of the microcircuit.

(A) A single idealized cortical column. This idealization could correspond to what is often referred to as a biological mini-column. It is analogous to one of the five columnar structures in Figure 9. (B) A more dense arrangement of cells comprising several copies of the column (A). Although we typically show single cells performing computations, we assume there is always redundancy and that multiple cells within each layer are performing similar functions.

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