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Author Nuñez, A. (Angel)

Title Corticofugal modulation of sensory information / A. Nuñez and E. Malmierca
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (74 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology, 0301-5556 ; 187
Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology ; v. 187
Contents Introduction -- Anatomical projections from sensory cortical areas to the thalamus -- Corticofugal projection to subthalamic relay stations -- Corticofugal modulations of sensory responses -- Functional considerations
Summary Sensory signals reach the cerebral cortex after having made synapses in different relay stations along the sensory pathway. The flow of sensory information in subcortical relay stations is controlled by the action of precise topographic connections from the neocortex. Several lines of research indicate that the massive corticifugal system improves ongoing subcortical sensory processing and reorganizes the receptive fields in visual, auditory and somatosensory systems. In all these sensory systems cortical neurons mediate both the highly focused positive feedback to subcortical neurons with ove
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-74) and index
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Subject Afferent pathways.
Central nervous system.
Cerebral cortex.
Sensory receptors.
Cerebral Cortex.
Afferent Pathways.
Sensory Receptor Cells.
Form Electronic book
Author Malmierca, E. (Eduardo)
ISBN 3540367691 (Paper)
9783540367697 (Paper)