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Sampling time and performance in rat whisker sensory system

McDonald, James S.; Adibi, Mehdi; Clifford, Colin W. G.; Arabzadeh, Ehsan


We designed a behavioural paradigm for vibro-tactile detection to characterise the sampling time and performance in the rat whisker sensory system. Rats initiated a trial by nose-poking into an aperture where their whiskers came into contact with two meshes. A continuous nose-poke for a random duration triggered stimulus presentation. Stimuli were a sequence of discrete Gaussian deflections of the mesh that increased in amplitude over time - across 5 conditions, time to maximum amplitude varied...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-31
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116357


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