Coding and Plasticity in the Mammalian Thermosensory System

  title={Coding and Plasticity in the Mammalian Thermosensory System},
  author={David A. Yarmolinsky and Yueqing Peng and Leah A. Pogorzala and Michael Rutlin and Mark A Hoon and Charles S. Zuker},
Perception of the thermal environment begins with the activation of peripheral thermosensory neurons innervating the body surface. To understand how temperature is represented in vivo, we used genetically encoded calcium indicators to measure temperature-evoked responses in hundreds of neurons across the trigeminal ganglion. Our results show how warm, hot, and cold stimuli are represented by distinct population responses, uncover unique functional classes of thermosensory neurons mediating heat… CONTINUE READING


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