The somatotopic organization of the second somatosensory cortical area (SII) and receptive fields of multineuron responses to cutaneous stimulation were studied in cats 6-16 months after lesions of the forelimb representation in the primary somatosensory area (SI) at 4 days, 4 weeks of age or in adults. No change was detected in SII. The results contrast with findings of alterations in SII of macaque monkeys following similar ablations of SI.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Clinical Neurology
- Developmental Biology