Magnification, receptive-field area, and "hypercolumn" size in areas 3b and 1 of somatosensory cortex in owl monkeys.

@article{Sur1980MagnificationRA,
  title={Magnification, receptive-field area, and "hypercolumn" size in areas 3b and 1 of somatosensory cortex in owl monkeys.},
  author={Mriganka Sur and M. M. Merzenich and Jon H. Kaas},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          295-311
        }
}
1. Several features of the two complete and separate representations of the contralateral body surface in cortical areas 3b and 1 of somatosensory cortex in owl monkeys were quantitatively studied. 2. Area1 magnification factors for different body regions in the two representations were obtained. The glabrous hand and foot regions were found to occupy nearly 100 times more cortical tissue per unit body-surface area than the trunk or upper arm. 3. In the representations of the hand digits… 

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