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Response to comment on "the geometric structure of the brain fiber pathways".
Science.Sep 28, 2012;337(6102):1605.
Wedeen VJ, Rosene DL, Wang R, Dai G, Mortazavi F, Hagmann P, Kaas JH, Tseng WY.
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Building 129 13th Street, 2nd floor, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to Catani et al., we show that corticospinal pathways adhere via sharp turns to two local grid orientations; that our studies have three times the diffusion resolution of those compared; and that the noted technical concerns, including crossing angles, do not challenge the evidence of mathematically specific geometric structure. Thus, the geometric thesis gives the best account of the available evidence.