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. M. Merzenich and Jon H. Kaas and John Wall and Mriganka Sur and Randall Nelson and D. J. Felleman},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1983},
  volume={10},
  pages={639-665}
}

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