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The brain’s social network: Nerve cells interact like friends on Facebook

Neurons in the brain are wired like a , report researchers from , . Each has links with many others, but the strongest bonds form between the few cells most similar to each other. The results are published in the journal Nature.

Neural Network
A is like a social network: The strongest bonds exist between like-minded partners.
Credit:Biozentrum, University of Basel


Original source:

Lee Cossell, , Dylan R. Muir, Rachael Houlton, Elie N. Sader, Ho Ko, Sonja B. Hofer, Thomas D. Mrsic-Flogel

Functional organization of excitatory synaptic strength in primary visual cortex.

Nature, published online 4 February 2015.

University of Basel