Anna Ostberg

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1. The mechanism responsible for the elimination of polyneuronal innervation in developing rat soleus muscles was studied electrophysiologically and histologically. 2. Initially all the axons contacting a single end-plate have simple bulbous terminals. As elimination proceeds one axon develops terminal branches while the other terminals remain bulbous and(More)
The modes of retinal and tectal histogenesis, as well as the patterns of terminal distribution of optic axons in larval Xenopus were studied, using anatomical techniques. We show that the retina grows by adding strips of cells at its ciliary margin. The pattern of retinal growth is asymmetrical along the dorso-ventral axis of the retina. On the other hand,(More)
The end-plate of a mammalian skeletal muscle fibre is innervated by several axons at the time of birth but by only one axon in the adult. In the rat soleus muscle the transition from polyneuronal to single innervation occurs during the first 2-3 weeks after birth. While it is evident that the loss of the excess nerve terminals depends to some extent on(More)
The rat superior cervical sympathetic ganglion (SCG) has about 36,000 neurones in a volume of about 1 There are about 8.8 X 10(6) synapses, and 6000-9000 preganglionic axons. Section of the preganglionic chain causes a loss of 93% of the synapses. In the denervated SCG there are 0.6 X 10(6) remaining ('intrinsic') synapses, and a proportion of the(More)
In this study peripheral nerves from flexor digitorum longus, (alien nerve) as well as the deep branch of the muscle's own lateral popliteal nerve were cut and connected to the distal stump of the lateral popliteal nerve. Extensor digitorum longus and tibialis anterior muscles then became reinnervated to a similar extent by either nerve, showing no(More)
The processes of degeneration and reinnervation in the optic tectum of Xenopus laevis have been detailed by quantitative ultrastructural analysis. The tecta were denervated either permanently, by removing the contralateral eye, or temporarily, by cutting the optic tract. After denervation the total number of synapses decreases rapidly within 4 days of a(More)
Even with highly-sensitive touchscreens and emphasis on "designing for touch", small target selection remains difficult. Good touch performance cannot solve the "fat-finger" problem, which results from occlusion and the size disparity between fingers and targets. We propose Hover Cursor, a method to improve small target selection using hover-sensing over a(More)
With the spread of mobile device fingerprint sensors, there is an opportunity to allow interaction beyond biometric authentication on the same device. The fingerprint sensor can detect simple gestures, enabling an additional gestural input method. We conducted user research sessions with ten people to understand the usefulness of a fingerprint sensor that(More)
The efficacy of foreign nerves to form synapses was studied morphologically and physiologically in the superior cervical ganglion of the rat. The denervated ganglion was anastomosed to the central stump of either the vagus, the hypoglossal or both nerves together. The degree of reinnervation was assessed two to ten months later. We measured the strength of(More)