307 results found
    1. Neuroscience

    Tapered whiskers are required for active tactile sensation

    Samuel Andrew Hires et al.
    The tapered, conical shape of rodent whiskers is essential for sensor mobility in constrained spaces and feature extraction from textured surfaces.
    1. Neuroscience

    Potentiation of cerebellar Purkinje cells facilitates whisker reflex adaptation through increased simple spike activity

    Vincenzo Romano et al.
    Physiological and behavioral analyses show that expression of cerebellar whisker learning can be mediated by increased simple spike activity, depending on LTP induction at parallel fiber to Purkinje cell synapses.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dye-enhanced visualization of rat whiskers for behavioral studies

    Jacopo Rigosa et al.
    A simple fluorescent dye method allows visualization of whiskers, facilitating studies of rodent tactile behavior.
    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.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neural coding in barrel cortex during whisker-guided locomotion

    Nicholas James Sofroniew et al.
    A tactile virtual reality system reveals the neural codes in the barrel cortex that underlie wall-tracking in mice.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A mutant with bilateral whisker to barrel inputs unveils somatosensory mapping rules in the cerebral cortex

    Nicolas Renier et al.
    The somatosensory cortex doesn't integrate mixed bilateral inputs, as partially uncrossing projections from the whiskers duplicates their representation by segregating lateralized inputs from each side of the head.
    1. Neuroscience

    Enrichment drives emergence of functional columns and improves sensory coding in the whisker map in L2/3 of mouse S1

    Amy M LeMessurier et al.
    Sensory enrichment creates a more columnar, less salt-and-pepper whisker map in somatosensory cortex, showing that impoverished experience contributes to intermixed tuning in rodent sensory maps.
    1. Neuroscience

    Peripheral optogenetic stimulation induces whisker movement and sensory perception in head-fixed mice

    Sunmee Park et al.
    Light can be used to trigger the contraction of facial muscles and movement of the whiskers in transgenic mice, aiding the study of active sensation.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Prediction of primary somatosensory neuron activity during active tactile exploration

    Dario Campagner et al.
    Primary trigeminal neurons encode rotational forces in awake mice as they explore an object with their whiskers, allowing accurate prediction of spiking during behaviour.
    1. Neuroscience

    Target-specific membrane potential dynamics of neocortical projection neurons during goal-directed behavior

    Takayuki Yamashita, Carl CH Petersen
    A learning-induced, motor-related, projection-specific signal from S1 to S2 accompanies reward-based-learning of a goal-directed sensorimotor transformation of whisker sensation into licking motor output.

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