Neuronal activity in somatosensory cortex related to tactile exploration.

Abstract

The very light contact forces (∼0.60 N) applied by the fingertips during tactile exploration reveal a clearly optimized sensorimotor strategy. To investigate the cortical mechanisms involved with this behavior, we recorded 230 neurons in the somatosensory cortex (S1), as two monkeys scanned different surfaces with the fingertips in search of a tactile… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/jn.00747.2014

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