Plasticity of the somatosensory cortical map in macaque monkeys after chronic partial amputation of a digit.

@article{Manger1996PlasticityOT,
  title={Plasticity of the somatosensory cortical map in macaque monkeys after chronic partial amputation of a digit.},
  author={Paul R Manger and Timothy M. Woods and Edward G. Jones},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={263 1372},
  pages={933-9}
}
Activity-dependent changes in cortical representational maps have been reported in many studies of adult mammals. Limits in extent of change have been attributed to limited divergence in the thalamocortical projection. However, studies have commonly been restricted to animals surviving less than a year following relatively modest peripheral sensory perturbations. After extensive deafferentation and long-term survival, more extensive changes, seemingly beyond the limits of thalamocortical… CONTINUE READING