Functional architecture of the mystacial vibrissae

  title={Functional architecture of the mystacial vibrissae},
  author={M. Brecht and B. Preilowski and M. Merzenich},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  • M. Brecht, B. Preilowski, M. Merzenich
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Brain Research
  • We investigated the transduction operation and function of the mystacial vibrissae, using a comparative morphological analysis and behavioral experiments in rats. Vibrissal architecture was documented in a series of mammals to identify evolutionary conserved features of vibrissal organization. As a result of this analysis, we distinguish between a frontal microvibrissal system and macrovibrissal system of the mystacial pad. The latter was invariably comprised of whiskers aligned in regular rows… CONTINUE READING
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