Responses of vibrissa-sensitive cortical neurons in normal and prenatally X-irradiated rat.

1. Rats were irradiated by 200 R of X ray on day 17 (the 18th day) of gestation through the body wall of the mother. When they underwent the following electrophysiological tests at the age of 3-4 mo, the somatosensory cortex showed a lack of layers II, III, IV, and Va, as described by previous investigators (3, 4). 2. Spike responses to quick whisker… CONTINUE READING