An innocuous bias in whisker use in adult rats modifies receptive fields of barrel cortex neurons.

  title={An innocuous bias in whisker use in adult rats modifies receptive fields of barrel cortex neurons.},
  author={Michael Armstrong-James and Mathew E. Diamond and Ford F. Ebner},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={14 11 Pt 2},
The effect of innocuously biasing the flow of sensory activity from the whiskers for periods of 3-30 d in awake, behaving adult rats on the receptive field organization of rat SI barrel cortex neurons was studied. One pair of adjacent whiskers, D2 and either D1 or D3, remained intact unilaterally (whisker pairing), all others being trimmed throughout the period of altered sensation. Receptive fields of single cells in the contralateral D2 barrel were analyzed under urethane anesthesia by… CONTINUE READING
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