Pasco Rakic has deciphered how neurons in the embryonic brain arrange themselves during development into the highly ordered, densely interconnected, and immensely complex circuitry of the adult cerebral cortex. His radial unit hypothesis has had a major impact on our understanding of how the three-dimensional organization of the mammalian brain into layers and modules arises from an initially two-dimensional structure.
Paško Rakić dobitnik nagrade KAVLI 2008
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