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1. The response of anterior parietal cortex to skin stimuli was evaluated with optical intrinsic signal imaging and extracellular microelectrode recording methods in anesthetized squirrel monkeys. 2. Nonnoxious mechanical stimulation (vibrotactile or skin tapping) of the contralateral radial interdigital pad was accompanied by a decrease in reflectance (at(More)
Threshold amplitude for vibration is elevated if testing is preceded by extended exposure to a vibratory adapting stimulus of appropriate amplitude and frequency. This phenomenon, previously studied almost exclusively on the hand, is here shown for the first time to occur on the face as well. Adaptation is then used analytically to determine that the(More)
Response of anterior parietal cortex to different modes of same-site skin stimulation. J. Neurophysiol. 80: 3272-3283, 1998. Intrinsic optical signal (IOS) imaging was used to study responses of the anterior parietal cortical hindlimb region (1 subject) and forelimb region (3 subjects) to repetitive skin stimulation. Subjects were four squirrel monkeys(More)
The response of anesthetized squirrel monkey anterior parietal (SI) cortex to 25 or 200 Hz sinusoidal vertical skin displacement stimulation was studied using the method of optical intrinsic signal (OIS) imaging. Twenty-five-Hertz ("flutter") stimulation of a discrete skin site on either the hindlimb or forelimb for 3-30 s evoked a prominent increase in(More)
Spike discharge activity was recorded from low-threshold, rapidly adapting, skin mechanoreceptive afferents (RA afferents) dissected from the median (forelimb) or tibial (hindlimb) nerves in anesthetized monkeys and cats. The spike activity was evoked by delivery of controlled sinusoidal vertical skin displacement ("flutter") stimuli to the receptive field(More)
Two-interval forced-choice tracking was used to measure amplitude discrimination for 20-Hz vibrotactile test stimuli presented to the thenar eminence of three human observers. For all observers, relative difference threshold could be decreased by adaptation to a 20- or 100-Hz stimulus. Maximal enhancement of discrimination occurred when the amplitude of the(More)
Skin brushing stimuli were used to evoke spike discharge activity in single skin mechanoreceptive afferents (sMRAs) and anterior parietal cortical (SI) neurons of anesthetized monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). In the initial experiments 10-50 presentations of each of 8 different stimulus velocities were delivered to the linear skin path from which maximal(More)
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