Behavioral modulation of tactile responses in the rat somatosensory system.

@article{Fanselow1999BehavioralMO,
  title={Behavioral modulation of tactile responses in the rat somatosensory system.},
  author={Erika E. Fanselow and Miguel A. L. Nicolelis},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 17},
  pages={7603-16}
}
We investigated the influence of four different behavioral states on tactile responses recorded simultaneously via arrays of microwires chronically implanted in the vibrissal representations of the rat ventral posterior medial nucleus (VPM) of the thalamus and the primary somatosensory cortex (SI). Brief (100 microsecond) electrical stimuli delivered via a cuff electrode to the infraorbital nerve yielded robust sensory responses in VPM and SI during states of quiet immobility. However… CONTINUE READING
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