Vibrissa-signaled eyeblink conditioning induces somatosensory cortical plasticity.

  title={Vibrissa-signaled eyeblink conditioning induces somatosensory cortical plasticity.},
  author={Roberto Galvez and Craig Weiss and Aldis P. Weible and John F. Disterhoft},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={26 22},
Whisker deflection conditioned stimuli (CS) were demonstrated to activate physiologically and anatomically defined barrels in the contralateral somatosensory cortex and to support trace-eyeblink conditioned responses when paired with corneal airpuff unconditioned stimuli in rabbits. Analysis of cytochrome-oxidase-stained somatosensory whisker-associated… CONTINUE READING