FIGURE 7.2. Illustration of how the body is represented in the rodent and human somatosensory cortex.

FIGURE 7.2

Illustration of how the body is represented in the rodent and human somatosensory cortex. (a) Naked mole-ratunculus (Adapted from Catania and Remple, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99, 5692, 2002) and (b) human homunculus (Image from Natural History Museum London, reference no. 1914). Inset, mouse brain depicting somatosensory mouse-unculus representations in areas S1 (blue) and S2 (yellow); vis, visual cortex; aud, auditory cortex (Reprinted from Woolsey and Van der Loos, Brain Res 17, 205, 1970, with permission from Elsevier).

From: Chapter 7, Touch

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