Receptive field scatter, topography and map variability in different layers of the hindpaw representation of rat somatosensory cortex


We recorded neurons extracellularly in layers II/III, IV, and V of the hindpaw representation of primary somatosensory cortex in anesthetized rats and studied laminar features of receptive fields (RFs) and representational maps. On average, RFs were smallest in layer IV and largest in layer V; however, for individual penetrations we found substantial… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00221-003-1755-3