I sometimes attempt to read journal papers that go way over my head, this was one of them “ Excitatory signal flow and connectivity in a cortical column: focus on barrel cortex” by Joachim Lubke and Dirk Feldmeyer.
But I’m not writing to talk about the paper itself, but a diagram I found interesting, labeled “ Simplified-model-of-a-cortical-column”, which is the image above.
So to my question: i notice the pyramid neurons, as Jeff Hawkins talked about them in his books, and he mentioned other types of neurons as well but i never really see much detail on how these neurons work. Do pretty much all neurons work the same way as a Pyramid neuron except the shape is different, or are there major differences between the neurons above?
Looking at the image would it be correct to guess that neurons behave the same but say:
“double bouquet cells” sends information in two directions since it looks like it could
“spiny stellate neurons” sends information in all directions since it’s circular looking
“pyramidal neurons” seem longer so maybe they send information longer distance in layers
This is only a guess just on base how the neurons look so forgive my ignorance. But if I’m on the money (or not) I would like to know what the other types of Neurons are doing or how they differ from each other. Googling this stuff does not really help as it get complex, non simplified, usually extremely biological/bio chemical results.