'Where' and 'what' in the whisker sensorimotor system

@article{Diamond2008WhereA,
  title={'Where' and 'what' in the whisker sensorimotor system},
  author={Mathew E. Diamond and Moritz von Heimendahl and Per Magne Knutsen and David Kleinfeld and Ehud Ahissar},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={601-612}
}
In the visual system of primates, different neuronal pathways are specialized for processing information about the spatial coordinates of objects and their identity — that is, 'where' and 'what'. By contrast, rats and other nocturnal animals build up a neuronal representation of 'where' and 'what' by seeking out and palpating objects with their whiskers. We present recent evidence about how the brain constructs a representation of the surrounding world through whisker-mediated sense of touch… Expand
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