Encoding of whisker vibration by rat barrel cortex neurons: implications for texture discrimination.

Abstract

Rats, using their whiskers, have excellent capabilities in texture discrimination. What is the representation of texture in rat somatosensory cortex? We hypothesize that as rats "whisk" over a surface, the spatial frequency of a grooved or pebbled texture is converted to a temporal frequency of whisker vibration. Surface features such as groove depth or… (More)

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@article{Arabzadeh2003EncodingOW, title={Encoding of whisker vibration by rat barrel cortex neurons: implications for texture discrimination.}, author={Ehsan Arabzadeh and Rasmus S. Petersen and Mathew E. Diamond}, journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience}, year={2003}, volume={23 27}, pages={9146-54} }