Receptive field (RF) properties of the macaque second somatosensory cortex: RF size, shape, and somatotopic organization.

@article{Fitzgerald2006ReceptiveF,
  title={Receptive field (RF) properties of the macaque second somatosensory cortex: RF size, shape, and somatotopic organization.},
  author={Paul J. Fitzgerald and John W Lane and Pramodsingh H. Thakur and Steven S. Hsiao},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 24},
  pages={6485-95}
}
The detailed structure of multidigit receptive fields (RFs) in somatosensory cortical areas such as the SII region has not been investigated previously using systematically controlled stimuli. Recently (Fitzgerald et al., 2004), we showed that the SII region comprises three adjoining fields: posterior, central, and anterior. Here we characterize the RF structures of the 928 neurons that were reported in that study using a motorized oriented bar that was indented into the 12 finger pads of… CONTINUE READING