SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE N623 - Week 3
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.