Vibration-evoked responses from lamellated corpuscles in the legs of kangaroos

  title={Vibration-evoked responses from lamellated corpuscles in the legs of kangaroos},
  author={Joseph Edward Gregory and Angus McIntyre and Uwe Proske},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
A group of lamellated corpuscles are present in the interosseous region of the legs of macropod marsupials. Structurally, they are similar to, but simpler than the Pacinian corpuscles of eutherian mammals, in having fewer lamellae. Responses of mechanoreceptors with axons coursing in the interosseous nerve were recorded from filaments, containing single functional units, dissected from the sciatic nerve of the wallaby Thylogale billardierii. The receptors were all maximally sensitive to stimuli… CONTINUE READING

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