From sensation to action

Ranulfo Romo, Adrián Hernández, Emilio Salinas, Carlos D. Brody, Antonio Zainos, Luis Lemus, Victor de Lafuente, Rogelio Luna

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Key to understanding somatosensation is the form of how the mechanical stimuli are represented in the evoked neuronal activity of the brain. Here, we focus on studies that address the question of which components of the evoked neuronal activity in the somatosensory system represent the stimulus features. We review experiments that probe whether these neuronal representations are essential to somatosensation. We also discuss recent results that suggest how the somatosensory stimuli are represented in the brain during short-term memory. Finally, we review data that show the neuronal correlates of a decision during somatosensory perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-118
Number of pages14
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 20 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Behavioral Neuroscience


  • Behaving monkeys
  • Frontal cortex
  • Microstimulation
  • Neural coding
  • Psychophysics
  • Somatosensory cortex


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