Types of Anatomical Connectivity and Methods for their Detection

The most fundamental principle to be aware of when referring to 'anatomical' or 'structural' connectivity is that these terms may relate to several different morphological entities depending on the level of detail and the method of measurement (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1. Levels of anatomical detail in the description of brain connectivity. Top: white matter tracts and interregional projections; middle: neuron types and microcircuits; bottom: axon terminals with synapses

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