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Sensory-Motor Areas and Aspects of Cortical Connectivity

  • Edward G. Jones
  • Alan Peters

Part of the Cerebral Cortex book series (CECO, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Robert W. Dykes, Andre Ruest
    Pages 1-29
  3. John M. Fredrickson, Allan M. Rubin
    Pages 99-111
  4. Edward G. Jones
    Pages 113-183
  5. Edward V. Evarts
    Pages 217-241
  6. Steven P. Wise, John P. Donoghue
    Pages 243-270
  7. Giorgio Macchi, Marina Bentivoglio
    Pages 355-401
  8. Helen Sherk
    Pages 467-499
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 501-510

About this book

Introduction

Volume 5 of Cerebral Cortex completes the sequence of three volumes on the individual functional areas of the cerebral cortex by covering the somatosensory and motor areas. However, the chapters on these areas lead naturally to a series of others on patterns of connectivity in the cortex, intracortical and subcortical, so that the volume as a whole achieves a much broader viewpoint. The individual chapters on the sensory-motor areas reflect the considerable diversity of interest within the field, for each of the authors has given his or her chapter a different emphasis, reflecting in part topical interest and in part the body of data resulting from work in a particular species. In considering the functional organization of the somatosensory cortex, Robert Dykes and Andre Ruest have chosen to concentrate on the nature of the mapping process and its significance. Harold Burton, in his chapter on the somatosensory fields buried in the sylvian fissure, shows how critical is an understanding of this mapping process in the functional subdivision of the cortex. A frequently overlooked subdivision of the cortex, the vestibular region, is given the emphasis it deserves in a chapter by John Fredrickson and Allan Rubin. The further functional subdivisions that occur within the first somatosensory area are given an anatom­ ical basis in the review by Edward Jones of connectivity in the primate sensory­ motor cortex.

Keywords

anatomy cortex evolution neurons physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward G. Jones
    • 1
  • Alan Peters
    • 2
  1. 1.California College of MedicineUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2149-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9268-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2149-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-6816
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