Why do the authors (of any scientific papers) use a 3-D representation for their diagram? Why are the axis not labeled? It is unclear to me the same diagram could not be constructed in 2-D. Kind'a fluffy.
In fact simplified plots are not new, but rather a common ignorance. On the flip side the "close community" frequently demonstrates their own conceit in their diagrams by frequently failing to go just a small distance more to label their axis. /RANT
here is evidence that localisation applies well even at the level of small neural groups