Representation of curved surfaces in responses of mechanoreceptive afferent fibers innervating the monkey's fingerpad.

@article{Goodwin1995RepresentationOC,
  title={Representation of curved surfaces in responses of mechanoreceptive afferent fibers innervating the monkey's fingerpad.},
  author={Antony W. Goodwin and Andrew S. Browning and Heather E. Wheat},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1995},
  volume={15 1 Pt 2},
  pages={798-810}
}
The aim was to elucidate how the population of digital nerve afferents signals information about the shape of objects in contact with the fingerpads during fine manipulations. Responses were recorded from single mechanoreceptive afferent fibers in median nerves of anesthetized monkeys. Seven spherical surfaces were used, varying from a highly curved surface (radius, 1.44 mm; curvature, 694 m-1) to a flat surface (radius, infinity; curvature, 0 m-1). These were applied to the fibers' receptive… CONTINUE READING