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TitleCortical Sensory Organization [electronic resource] : Volume 1: Multiple Somatic Areas / edited by Clinton N. Woolsey
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press, 1981
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Descript XVI, 245 p. online resource


In April 1979 a symposium on "Multiple Somatic Sensory Motor, Visual and Auditory Areas and Their Connectivities" was held at the FASEB meeting in Dallas, Texas. The papers presented at that symposium are the basis of most of the substantially augmented, updated chapters in the three volumes of Cortical Sensory Organiยญ zation. Only the material in chapter 8 of volume 3 was not preยญ sented in one form or another at that meeting. The aim of the symposium was to review the present status of the field of cortical representation in the somatosensory, visual and auditory systems. Since the early 1940s, the number of recognized cortical areas related to each of these systems has been increasing until at present the number of visually related areas exceeds a dozen. Although the number is less for the somatic and auditory systems, these also are more numerous than they were earlier and are likely to increase still further since we may expect each system to have essentially the same number of areas related to it


1 The Somatic Sensory Cortex: Sm I in Prosimian Primates -- 1. Comparative Study of Primates -- 2. Comparative Significance of Sulcal Patterns in Sensorimotor Cortex of Primates -- 3. Comparative Significance of Physiological Organization and Cytoarchitectonic Fields of Sm I in Primates -- 4. Multiple Sm I Areas and Behavior -- 5. Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 2 The Postcentral Somatosensory Cortex: Multiple Representations of the Body in Primates -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Features of Organization of the Two Representations of the Skin in Monkeys -- 3. Evidence That the Area 3b Representation of Monkeys is Homologous with S I of Other Mammals -- 4. Significance of Continuities and Discontinuities in Cutaneous Representations -- 5. Summary -- References -- 3 Organization of the SI Cortex: Multiple Cutaneous Representations in Areas 3b and 1 of the Owl Monkey -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Basic Approach -- 3. Summary of Results -- 4. Evidence for Functional โ{128}{156}Modulesโ{128}{157} within โ{128}{156}S Iโ{128}{157} -- 5. Dynamic Features of Cortical Field Organization -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 4 Organization of the S II Parietal Cortex: Multiple Somatic Sensory Representations within and near the Second Somatic Sensory Area of Cynomolgus Monkeys -- I. Introduction -- 2. Methods and Procedures -- 3. Results -- 4. Discussion -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- References -- 5 Body Topography in the Second Somatic Sensory Area: Monkey S II Somatotopy -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Methods -- 3. Results -- 4. Discussion -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- References -- 6 Supplementary Sensory Area: The Medial Parietal Cortex in the Monkey -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Organization of Corticospinal Neurons in the Posterior Parietal Cortex -- 3. Response Properties of Neurons in the Medial Posterior Parietal Cortex -- 4. Observations Concerning the Connectivity of the Medial Posterior Parietal Cortex in Monkeys -- 5. Summary -- Abbreviations -- References -- 7 Spatial Organization of Primate Precentral Cortex: Quantitative Neighborhood Relations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Methods -- 3. Results -- 4. Discussion -- 5. Summary -- References -- 8 Intracortical Connectivities of Somatic Sensory and Motor Areas: Multiple Cortical Pathways in Monkeys -- 1. Introduction -- Functional Areas and Cytoarchitecture -- 2. Topography of the S I and M I Connections -- 3. Intraconnections of the Supplementary Motor and Supplementary Sensory Areas -- 4. General Features in the Organization of Intracortical Connections of the Somatic Sensory and Motor Areas -- 5. Functional Aspects -- Acknowledgments -- References

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