Active touch sensing in the rat: anticipatory and regulatory control of whisker movements during surface exploration.

@article{Grant2009ActiveTS,
  title={Active touch sensing in the rat: anticipatory and regulatory control of whisker movements during surface exploration.},
  author={Robyn A Grant and Ben Mitchinson and Charles W. Fox and Tony J. Prescott},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={862-74}
}
Animals actively regulate the position and movement of their sensory systems to boost the quality and quantity of the sensory information they obtain. The rat vibrissal system is recognized to be an important model system in which to investigate such "active sensing" capabilities. The current study used high-speed video analysis to investigate whisker movements in untrained, freely moving rats encountering unexpected, vertical surfaces. A prominent feature of rat vibrissal movement is the… CONTINUE READING
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