SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE N623 - Week 10
Nobel of the Week
2021 - David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch". Press release of Nobel 2021 prizes. PNAS profiles of Julius and Patapoutian. Video of Patapoutian Nobel lecture
Introductory Readings for discussion on November 3.
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Chapters 21-23.
Original Literature Readings for discussion on November 6.
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 November 8.
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.