13 results found
    1. Neuroscience

    High-resolution imaging of skin deformation shows that afferents from human fingertips signal slip onset

    Benoit P Delhaye et al.
    Synchronous recording of skin deformations at the contact with a transparent surface and of tactile afferents from the fingertip reveals that afferents signal incipient slip.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mapping quantal touch using 7 Tesla functional magnetic resonance imaging and single-unit intraneural microstimulation

    Rosa Maria Sanchez Panchuelo et al.
    The combination of intraneural microstimulation and 7T fMRI makes it possible to bridge the gap between first-order mechanoreceptive afferent input codes and their spatial, dynamic and perceptual representations in human cortex.
    1. Neuroscience

    Intraneural stimulation elicits discrimination of textural features by artificial fingertip in intact and amputee humans

    Calogero Maria Oddo et al.
    Delivering specific patterns of electrical activity to the median nerve of the arm triggers reliable sensations of texture, suggesting that it may ultimately be possible to restore complex tactile information to users of prosthetic limbs.
    1. Neuroscience

    Damage to the right insula disrupts the perception of affective touch

    Louise P Kirsch et al.
    Lesion analyses in right hemisphere stroke patients reveal the crucial role of the right anterior and posterior insula in the perception of affective touch.
    1. Neuroscience

    Tactile sensory channels over-ruled by frequency decoding system that utilizes spike pattern regardless of receptor type

    Ingvars Birznieks et al.
    Perception of vibrotactile frequency depends on the neural discharge pattern rather than the afferent type, thus requiring a reevaluation of the notion of Pacinian/non-Pacinian channels in tactile sensory system.
    1. Medicine

    Loss of the melanocortin-4 receptor in mice causes dilated cardiomyopathy

    Michael J Litt et al.
    The melanocortin-4 receptor knockout mouse exhibits a cardiomyopathy syndrome, which raises concerns about cardiovascular function in patients with the similar loss of function mutations, and perhaps even in the 1 in 1500 patients with heterozygous loss of the gene.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Morphologic diversity of cutaneous sensory afferents revealed by genetically directed sparse labeling

    Hao Wu et al.
    The first survey of the complete morphologies of nerve endings in the skin of mice has revealed enormous structural diversity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Spinal signalling of C-fiber mediated pleasant touch in humans

    Andrew G Marshall et al.
    Pleasant touch perception in humans is unaffected by spinothalamic disruption indicating integrated spinal processing of hedonic and discriminative tactile inputs rather than privileged C-tactile-lamina I-spinothalamic projections.
    1. Neuroscience

    Voltage-gated Na+ currents in human dorsal root ganglion neurons

    Xiulin Zhang et al.
    Human sensory neurons may not only bridge a critical gap between drug discovery and clinical trials, but force a re-evaluation of basic assumptions about the mechanisms controlling primary afferent excitability.
    1. Neuroscience

    Coding of whisker motion across the mouse face

    Kyle S Severson et al.
    Electrophysiology and information theory show that diverse classes of mechanoreceptors in the face inform the mouse brain about whisking.

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