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The arrangement of principal cells within the neo-cortex are shown below.  The schematic illustrates the afferent (input) signals relayed via thalamic pathways to the parietal lobe (somatosensory region).  Within this sensory receptive region, granule cells are the most numerous.

Assemblies comprised of stellate and pyramidal cells predominate over all regions of the neo-cortex.  The location of granule cells and their connective map indicate that granule cells perform the task of expanding afferent stimuli to higher order combinatorics.  The granule cell operating in conjunction with stellate and pyramidal cells establish a three staged processing structure (granule->stellate->pyramidal).  Axonal signals from granule cells are received by stellates, which subsequently project their axons onto the dendritic synapses of pyramidal cells.   Axons from the pyramidal cells course down the cerebrospinal tract to enervate motor neurons, completing the control loop from the input (senses) to output (motor movement).
Cell assemblies based on the granule, stellate, and pyramidal cells of the neo-cortex may be constructed within HNet.  This particular assembly formation takes advantage of the commutative property of holographic processing, facilitating distributed computing and vastly increased memory storage densities.