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The function of rodents' whisker somatosensory system is to transform tactile cues, in the form of vibrissa vibrations, into neuronal responses. It is well established that rodents can detect numerous tactile stimuli and tell them apart. However, the transformation of tactile stimuli obtained through whisker movements to neuronal responses is not(More)
Rodents use their whiskers to detect a variety of tactile features of their environment. They do so by using two functionally distinct whisker systems: the macrovibrissae and microvibrissae. To determine the functional role of unexplored microvibrissae, we recorded from the cortical area representing the frontobuccal pad in anesthetized rats while(More)
28 29 The function of rodents’ whisker somatosensory system is to transform tactile cues, in the form of 30 vibrissa vibrations, into neuronal responses. It is well established that rodents can detect numerous 31 tactile stimuli and tell them apart. However, the transformation of tactile stimuli obtained through 32 whisker movements to neuronal responses is(More)
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