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About this book
This book examines the search for building blocks of perception and the study of the neural mechanisms of tactile perception ie the neuronal representation of the external world relayed through the somatosensory system. It includes important experimental and theoretical advances in research on somesthesis. The most recent developments in quantitative techniques used in the nervous system are explained, from peripheral transduction, structure connectivity and transmitter agents to plasticity and dynamic cortical mechanisms. Each contributor discusses the significance and implications of current neurobiological knowledge essential for an understanding of tactile perception.
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