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topological loops

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:22 am
by adamimos

I was wondering if it is possible to make complete loops in dendritic morphology, e.g.:

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ok, that doesnt work well, but it's just a square, such that dendrite A connects to B which connects to C which connects to D which connects to A.
i know this seems very strange and unphysiological, but i'd like to play around with some unconventional morphological motifs. at the moment, this seems to not be allowed since it violates the strict parent-child structure of a normal tree. Is there some way around this?


Re: topological loops

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:34 am
by ted
Yes and no. Please read the relevant material in the Programmer's Reference, specifically
Conceptual Overview of Sections
and related topics-- ... metry.html