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Research Article

Coordinated Optimization of Visual Cortical Maps (I) Symmetry-based Analysis

  • Lars Reichl mail,

    reichl@nld.ds.mpg.de (LR); fred@nld.ds.mpg.de (FW)

    Affiliations: Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, Göttingen, Germany, Faculty of Physics, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Dominik Heide,

    Affiliations: Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany, Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt, Germany

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  • Siegrid Löwel,

    Affiliations: Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, Göttingen, Germany, School of Biology, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Justin C. Crowley,

    Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Matthias Kaschube,

    Affiliations: Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt, Germany, Physics Department and Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Fred Wolf mail

    reichl@nld.ds.mpg.de (LR); fred@nld.ds.mpg.de (FW)

    Affiliations: Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, Göttingen, Germany, Faculty of Physics, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002466

About the Authors

Lars Reichl, Dominik Heide, Fred Wolf
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany
Lars Reichl, Fred Wolf
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany
Lars Reichl, Siegrid Löwel, Fred Wolf
Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, Göttingen, Germany
Lars Reichl, Fred Wolf
Faculty of Physics, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany
Dominik Heide, Matthias Kaschube
Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt, Germany
Siegrid Löwel
School of Biology, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany
Justin C. Crowley
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Matthias Kaschube
Physics Department and Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Fred Wolf
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FW LR SL JCC. Performed the experiments: LR. Analyzed the data: LR FW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LR SL JCC MK. Wrote the paper: LR FW. Designed the numerical integration scheme: DH.