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Major Types of Cortical Neurons

Cells with excitatory connections to other neurons

  • Pyramidal cells (by far the most numerous type)
  • Spiny stellate cells
  • Cells with inhibitory connections to other neurons

  • Large basket cells (two subtypes)
  • Columnar basket cells
  • Double-bouquet cells
  • Chandelier cells
  • Smooth stellate cells without distinctive axonal pattern
  • Other
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