SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE N623 - Week 3
Somatosensation

Nobel of the Week

  • 1932 - Edgar Adrian and Sir Charles Sherrington, "for their discoveries regarding the functions of neurons".

    Introductory Readings for discussion on September 8.

  • Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Chapters 20-23.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on September 10.

  • Bolanowski SJ, Gescheider GA, Verrillo RT, Checkosky CM (1988) Four channels mediate the mechanical aspects of touch. J. Acoustic Soc. America 844: 1680-1694
  • Valbo, AB (1995) Single-afferent neurons and somatic sensation in humans. The Cognitive Neurosciences pg: 237-252. Gazzaniga (ed), MIT Press.
  • Gescheider, GA, Bolanowski, SJ, Verillo, RT (2003) Some characteristics of tactile channels. Behavioural Brain Research 148: 35-40.

    Original Literature Readings for September 12

  • Mountcastle VB, Davies PW, Berman AI (1957) Response properties of neurons of cats somatic sensory cortex to peripheral stimuli. J. Neurophysiology 20:376-407.
  • Mountcastle VB (1957) Modality and topographic properties of single neurons of cats somatic sensory cortex. J. Neurophysiology 20:408-434.
  • Kaas, JH, Nelson, RJ, Sur, M, Lin, C, & Merzenich, MM (1979) Multiple representations of the body within the primary somatosensory cortex of primates. Science 204:521-523.
  • Whitsel, BL, Petrucelli, LM & Dreyer, DA (1972) The resorting of the spinal afferents as antecedent to the bodyrepresentation in the postcentral gyrus. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 5:303-341.

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