Johannes M. Mayrhofer

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Rats and mice receive a constant bilateral stream of tactile information with their large mystacial vibrissae when navigating in their environment. In a two-alternative forced choice paradigm (2-AFC), head-fixed rats and mice learned to discriminate vibrotactile frequencies applied simultaneously to individual whiskers on the left and right sides of the(More)
Neocortical responses typically adapt to repeated sensory stimulation, improving sensitivity to stimulus changes, but possibly also imposing limitations on perception. For example, it is unclear whether information about stimulus frequency is perturbed by adaptation or encoded by precise response timing. We addressed this question in rat barrel cortex by(More)
The rodent whisker system is a preferred model for studying plasticity in the somatosensory cortex (barrel cortex). Contrarily, only a small amount of research has been conducted to characterize the stability of neuronal population activity in the barrel cortex. We used the mouse whisker system to address the neuronal basis of stable perception in the(More)
27 28 Rats and mice receive a constant bilateral stream of tactile information using their large mystacial 29 vibrissae when navigating in their environment. Using a two-alternative forced choice paradigm (2-30 AFC), head-fixed rats and mice learned to discriminate vibrotactile frequencies applied 31 simultaneously to individual whiskers on the left and the(More)
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