Task-relevant modulation of contralateral and ipsilateral primary somatosensory cortex and the role of a prefrontal-cortical sensory gating system.

@article{Staines2002TaskrelevantMO,
  title={Task-relevant modulation of contralateral and ipsilateral primary somatosensory cortex and the role of a prefrontal-cortical sensory gating system.},
  author={W. Richard Staines and Simon J. Graham and Sandra E. Black and William E. McIlroy},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={190-9}
}
Electrophysiological studies have shown that task-relevant somatosensory information leads to selective facilitation within the primary somatosensory cortex (SI). The purpose of the present study was (1) to further explore the relationship between the relevancy of stimuli and activation within the contralateral and ipsilateral SI and (2) to provide further insight into the specific sensory gating network responsible for modulating neural activity within SI. Functional MRI of 12 normal subjects… CONTINUE READING