Receptive fields of neurons in areas 3b and 1 of somatosensory cortex in monkeys

Brain Res. 1980 Oct 6;198(2):465-71. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(80)90762-3.


Receptive fields of neurons within the separate representations of the glabrous hand in areas 3b and 1 of somatosensory cortex were studied in cynomolgus monkeys. Many neurons in area 1 have center-surround receptive fields with separate 'on' and 'off' zones, while neurons in area 3b exhibit largely uniform or homogeneous receptive fields.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Mapping
  • Hand / innervation
  • Macaca fascicularis
  • Mechanoreceptors / physiology
  • Neural Inhibition
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Somatosensory Cortex / physiology*
  • Synaptic Transmission