Functional architecture of the mystacial vibrissae

@article{Brecht1997FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional architecture of the mystacial vibrissae},
  author={Michael Brecht and Bruno Preilowski and Michael Merzenich},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={84},
  pages={81-97}
}
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… Expand
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