Cortical lesions and somesthesis in rats: Effects of training and overtraining prior to surgery

  title={Cortical lesions and somesthesis in rats: Effects of training and overtraining prior to surgery},
  author={George Daniel Weese and Douglas Neimand and Stanley Finger},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Blinded rats with either no preoperative training, preoperative training to criterion, or 100% overtraining were tested for the ability to make tactile discriminations after somatosensory cortical lesions or control operations. Postoperative deficits on the first tactile discrimination (retest) varied with the amount of preoperative training. Animals having no preoperative training showed the most severe deficits, and although trained and overtrained lesion groups did not differ from each other… CONTINUE READING

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