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Central Nervous Mechanisms in Mechanoreceptive Sensibility

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. Vernon B. Mountcastle

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010318

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Mountcastle, V. B. 2011. Central Nervous Mechanisms in Mechanoreceptive Sensibility. Comprehensive Physiology. 789–878.

Author Information

  1. Bard Laboratories of Neurophysiology, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Organization of Prethalamic Components of Somatic Afferent System
    • 1.1
      Dorsal Column System
    • 1.2
      Ascending Systems Originating in Dorsal Horn
    • 1.3
      Dorsal Column Nuclear Complex and Its Efferent Projections
    • 1.4
      Somesthetic Defects Produced by Lesions of Spinal Pathways
    • 1.5
      Summary: Prethalamic Components
  • 2
    Functional Organization of Thalamocortical Components of Somatic Afferent System
    • 2.1
      Thalamic Targets of Ascending Somesthetic Pathways
    • 2.2
      Organization of Thalamic Somesthetic Nuclei
  • 3
    Functional Organization of Somatic Sensory Areas of Cerebral Cortex
    • 3.1
      Introduction and Background
    • 3.2
      Structure and Connectivity of Somatic Sensory Areas
    • 3.3
      Functional Organization of Postcentral Gyrus, SI
    • 3.4
      Functional Organization of Second Somatic Area, SII
  • 4
    Dynamic Neural Operations in Somesthesis
    • 4.1
      Introduction
    • 4.2
      Central Neural Mechanisms in Tactile Sensibility
    • 4.3
      Central Neural Mechanisms in Flutter-Vibration
  • 5
    Modifiability of Microconnectivity in Somatic Afferent System