Somesthesis and the Neurobiology of the Somatosensory Cortex

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O. Franzen, R. Johansson, L. Terenius
Birkhäuser, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 424 pages
This volume is a compilation of current research on somatosensation and its underlying mechanisms written by international experts from a broad range of disciplines. It is divided into six sections:· structural basis of information processing and neocortical neurotransmitters · psychophysics of somatosensation · cortical representation of somatosensation · sensory-motor interface · neuronal population behavior · cortical neurocomputation and modelling. It highlights not only important new findings but also novel methods and technologies applied to major unresolved issues in the field of neuroscience. The number of methods for investigating the neural mechanisms of soma-tosensory perception has grown substantially in the last decade. The book encompasses levels of inquiry from ionic channels, single unit recordings of neural activity, and functional brain imaging of the coordinated activity of large neuronal ensembles to human psychophysics of controlled somatic stimulation. This work is of great value for researchers and students interested in the dynamic neuronal mechanisms involved in the complex processes of sensory perception and provides a picture of our present understanding of the neural representation of the external world relayed through the somatosensory system.
 

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Contents

Structural basis of information processing and neocortical neurotransmitters
1
Cortical representation of somatosensation
14
Inhibitory circuitry in relation to the functional organization of somatosensory cortex
17
The functional role of a noninactivating sodium current in neocortical neurons
41
A novel approach for studying direction discrimination
59
Tactile directional sensibility theoretical and functional aspects
73
A psychophysical analysis
101
Abilities and mechanisms
123
Serial processing in the Somatosensory system of macaques
187
Evidence from studies of the neural
213
Form processing and attention effects in the Somatosensory system
229
Functional plasticity of cortical representations of the hand
249
Sensorymotor interface
271
A second tactile system in the human skin with unmyelinated primary afferents
295
Changing the intended direction of movement
321
H J Freund
334

Representation of the shape and contact force of handled objects in populations
137
Purposive exploration
153
J H Kaas
164
Magnetic resonance functional mapping of cortical activation associated with differing
351
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