Static and Dynamic Aspects of Cortical Somatotopy: A Critical Evaluation

  title={Static and Dynamic Aspects of Cortical Somatotopy: A Critical Evaluation},
  author={Herbert P. Killackey},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The demonstration that functional somatotopic maps within the adult neocortex undergo some degree of reorganization following peripheral injury has aroused considerable interest. The evidence for such reorganization in the rat and monkey is reviewed and it is concluded that in both species there is good evidence for limited functional map reorganization in the adult neocortex following peripheral injury. The significance of such functional map reorganization, particularly in terms of whether or… CONTINUE READING

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