Parallel somatotopic maps of gustatory and mechanosensory neurons in the central nervous system of an insect

@article{Newland2000ParallelSM,
  title={Parallel somatotopic maps of gustatory and mechanosensory neurons in the central nervous system of an insect},
  author={Philip L. Newland and S M Rogers and Ibrahim A. Gaaboub and Thomas Matheson},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={425}
}
Relatively little is still known about the sense of taste, or contact chemoreception, compared with other sensory modalities, despite its importance to many aspects of animal behaviour. The central projections of the sensory neurons from bimodal contact chemoreceptors (basiconic sensilla) were compared with those from mechanosensory tactile hairs located on similar regions of the middle leg of the locust. Basiconic sensilla are multiply innervated, containing one mechanosensory and several… Expand
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