Metabolic and structural correlates of the vibrissae representation in the thalamus of the adult rat

@article{Land1985MetabolicAS,
  title={Metabolic and structural correlates of the vibrissae representation in the thalamus of the adult rat},
  author={Peter W. Land and Daniel J. Simons},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={1985},
  volume={60},
  pages={319-324}
}
Cytochrome oxidase (CO) histochemistry was used to examine patterns of metabolic activity in the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the adult rat thalamus. In sections cut in an oblique horizontal plane, CO staining reveals distinct patches of heightened activity arranged in a fashion remniscent of the pattern of vibrissae on the contralateral face and which corresponds to the known somatotopic organization of the nucleus. The CO-reactive zones coincide with oval cylinders of thalamic neurons… CONTINUE READING

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