Dynamic and distributed properties of many-neuron ensembles in the ventral posterior medial thalamus of awake rats.

@article{Nicolelis1993DynamicAD,
  title={Dynamic and distributed properties of many-neuron ensembles in the ventral posterior medial thalamus of awake rats.},
  author={Miguel A. L. Nicolelis and R. S. Lin and D. J. Woodward and John K. Chapin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1993},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={2212-6}
}
The traditional view that the map of the face in the ventral posterior medial thalamus (VPM) is static and highly discrete was derived largely from qualitative studies that reported only small, robust, and nonoverlapping receptive fields (RFs). Here, by using more quantitative techniques, we have provided evidence for an alternative hypothesis: the RFs in the VPM are large and overlapping and tend to shift as a function of post-stimulus time. These results were obtained through simultaneous… CONTINUE READING

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