Objective classification of motion- and direction-sensitive neurons in primary somatosensory cortex of awake monkeys.

@article{Warren1986ObjectiveCO,
  title={Objective classification of motion- and direction-sensitive neurons in primary somatosensory cortex of awake monkeys.},
  author={Susan S Warren and H A Hamalainen and Esther P. Gardner},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={598-622}
}
In order to classify movement-sensitive neurons in SI cortex, and to estimate their relative distribution, we have developed a new simple method for controlled motion of textured surfaces across the skin, as well as a set of objective criteria for determining direction selectivity. Moving stimuli were generated using 5 mm thick precision gear wheels, whose teeth formed a grafting. They were mounted on the shafts of low-torque potentiometers (to measure the speed and direction of movement) and… CONTINUE READING