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I’m wondering what these new (published yesterday on nature) articles can help us understand how ‘cortical grid cells’ might work when understanding 3D spatial relationships.
“Grid cells’ fundamental property isn’t the hexagonal structure, but rather multiple fields with a characteristic pairwise distance. In 2D, this property yields perfect hexagons. In 3D, it yields local-but-not-global order.” @GilyGinosar on Twitter - one of the main authors of the mentioned papers.
So no perfect hexagonal || equitriangular structures in 3D… but they do keep local-but-not-global order.
In any way do these new discoveries impact our understanding of the ‘thousand brain theory’?