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Whisker sensory system – from receptor to decision

Diamond, Mathew E; Arabzadeh, Ehsan


One of the great challenges of systems neuroscience is to understand how the neocortex transforms neuronal representations of the physical characteristics of sensory stimuli into the percepts which can guide the animal’s decisions. Here we present progress made in understanding behavioral and neurophysiological aspects of a highly efficient sensory apparatus, the rat whisker system. Beginning with the 1970s discovery of ‘barrels’ in the rat and mouse brain, one line of research has focused on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Neurobiology 103 (2013): 28-40
DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2012.05.013


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