Progression of change following median nerve section in the cortical representation of the hand in areas 3b and 1 in adult owl and squirrel monkeys

@article{Merzenich1983ProgressionOC,
  title={Progression of change following median nerve section in the cortical representation of the hand in areas 3b and 1 in adult owl and squirrel monkeys},
  author={M. Merzenich and J. Kaas and J. Wall and M. Sur and D. Felleman},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1983},
  volume={10},
  pages={639-665}
}
  • M. Merzenich, J. Kaas, +2 authors D. Felleman
  • Published 1983
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • In an earlier study (Neuroscience 8, 33-55, 1983), we found that the cortex representing the skin of the median nerve within parietal somatosensory fields 3b and 1 was completely occupied by 'new' inputs from the ulnar and radial nerves, 2-9 months after the median nerve was cut and tied in adult squirrel and owl monkeys. In this report, we describe the results of studies directed toward determining the time course and likely mechanisms underlying this remarkable plasticity. Highly detailed… CONTINUE READING
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