*  Ventral posterior nucleus
It projects to the somatosensory cortex and the ascending reticuloactivation system. The ventral posterior nucleus is divided ... The ventral posterior nucleus is the somato-sensory relay nucleus in thalamus of the brain. The ventral posterior nucleus ...
*  Thalamocortical radiations
... somatosensory (and associated sensori-motor) cortex, and the auditory cortex in the brain. Thalamocortical radiations also ... 2011). "synaptic properties of thalamic input to layers 2/3 and 4 of primary somatosensory and auditory cortices". Journal of ... of nociceptive and non-nociceptive somatosensory information in the human primary and secondary somatosensory cortices: ... which causes EPSP's at terminal branches in the primary sensory cortices. Primarily, thalamocortical somatosensory radiation ...
*  Whiskers
... and by having an identifiable representation in the somatosensory cortex of the brain. They are specialised for tactile sensing ... From there, the most studied pathways are those leading up through parts of thalamus and into barrel cortex, though other major ... doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00365.x. Deschenes, Martin (2009). "Vibrissal afferents from trigeminus to cortices". Martin ... see Barrel cortex), not least the simple fact that laboratory rats and mice are whisker, rather than visual, specialists. The ...
*  Cortical stimulation mapping
An example is the cortical homunculus of the primary motor cortex and the somatosensory cortex, which are separated by the ... Cortex. 48 (1): 7-14. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.04.006. PMID 20510407. Hamberger, Marla J.; Cole, Jeffrey (2011). "Language ... while electrodes inserted deeper within the cortex produce steady colors. The primary visual cortex, which is responsible for ... Areas of the cortex that inhibit movement upon stimulation have been found in some cases to be supplemental and not vital to ...
*  Primary somatosensory cortex
The primary somatosensory cortex is located in the postcentral gyrus, and is part of the somatosensory system. It was initially ... Somatosensory cortex, like other neocortex, is layered. Like other sensory cortex (i.e., visual and auditory) the thalamic ... These areas contain cells that project to the secondary somatosensory cortex. Lesions affecting the primary somatosensory ... At the primary somatosensory cortex, tactile representation is orderly arranged (in an inverted fashion) from the toe (at the ...
*  Secondary somatosensory cortex
The human secondary somatosensory cortex (S2, SII) is a region of cortex in the parietal operculum on the ceiling of the ... In humans, the secondary somatosensory cortex includes parts of Brodmann area (BA) 40 and 43. Areas PV and S2 both map the body ... Experiments involving ablation of the second somatosensory cortex in primates indicate that this cortical area is involved in ... adjoining the primary somatosensory cortex (S1), is called the parietal ventral (PV) area. Posterior to PV is the secondary ...
*  Cortical cooling
Part of the somatosensory cortex of rats is arranged in distinct sections called barrels that account for stimuli sensed by ... Cooling the somatosensory cortex surface helps to dissociate the activity generated in different barrels, thus bringing to ... in rat somatosensory cortex. [Article]. Journal of Neurophysiology, 89(5), 2380-2388. Skinner, J. E., & Lindsley, D. B. (1968 ... Article]. Cerebral Cortex, 11(3), 194-209. Volgushev, M., Vidyasagar, T. R., Chistiakova, M., Yousef, T., & Eysel, U. T. (2000 ...
*  Haptic memory
Implicated in most of these studies is the primary somatosensory cortex. More recent studies have also investigated a broader ... Zhou; Fuster (1996). "Mnemonic neuronal activity in somatosensory cortex". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of ... Harris; Miniussi; Harris; Diamond (2002). "Transient Storage of a Tactile Memory Trace in Primary Somatosensory Cortex" (PDF). ... Tactile memories are organized somatotopically, following the organization of the somatosensory cortex. This means that areas ...
*  Angular gyrus
Sathian theorizes that conceptual metaphors activate the texture-selective somatosensory cortex in the parietal operculum. ... Simon, K; Stilla, R; Sathian, K (2011). "Metaphorically feeling:Comprehending textual metaphors actives somatosensory cortex". ... Cortex. 15 (6): 854-869. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhh186. PMID 15590909. Uddin, Lucina Q.; Supekar, Kaustubh; Amin, Hitha; ... Cortex. 20 (11): 2636-2646. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhq011. Rushworth, MF; Behrens, TE; Johansen-Berg, H (2006). "Connection ...
*  Arno Villringer
2001). Somatotopic organization of human secondary somatosensory cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 11(5), 463-473. Wenzel, R., Wobst, P ... 2006). Preserved responsiveness of secondary somatosensory cortex in patients with thalamic stroke. Cerebral Cortex, 16(10), ... strengths are inversely related to fMRI-BOLD signal in primary somatosensory and motor cortex. Human Brain Mapping 30(4):1168- ... Saccadic suppression induces focal hypooxygenation in the occipital cortex. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 20(7):1103-10 Villringer ...
*  Ventrobasal complex
The main output of the VB is the primary somatosensory cortex. The VB serves as the main relay for nociceptive stimuli and the ... The VB has outputs to the primary somatosensory cortex. There is two types of nociceptive neurons that provide input to the VB ... to the somatosensory cortex through the medial lemniscal tract. mu Opioid receptor (MORs) are inhibitory receptors that can ... The ML is a sensory afferent input and the CT is from layer VI of the primary sensory cortex. The VB also gets inputs from ...
*  Pain empathy
"Empathy for Pain and Touch in the Human Somatosensory Cortex". Cerebral Cortex. 17 (11): pp. 2553-2561. CS1 maint: Multiple ... These results show that the somatosensory cortex is involved in the pain empathy response even though the activity could not be ... Neuromagnetic oscillatory activity was recorded from the primary somatosensory cortex in order to determine if it is involved ... The fMRI revealed that brain areas involved in the pain matrix: somatosensory cortex, anterior insula, dorsal anterior ...
*  Dejerine-Roussy syndrome
"Abnormal activity of primary somatosensory cortex in central pain syndrome". Journal of Neurophysiology. 104 (3): 1717-1725. ... The insular cortex, part of the cerebral cortex, is responsible for self-sensation, including the degree of pain perceived by ... The insular cortex is often lesioned by a stroke. Particularly, the posterior insula has been mapped to correlate to pain ... that sensory information from environmental stimuli travels to the thalamus for processing and then to the somatosensory cortex ...
*  Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Ramachandran demonstrated that there had been measurable changes in the somatosensory cortex of a patient who had undergone an ... "Noninvasive detection of cerebral plasticity in adult human somatosensory cortex". NeuroReport. 5 (6): 701-4. doi:10.1097/ ...
*  Coincidence detection in neurobiology
"Two Coincidence Detectors for Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Somatosensory Cortex". Journal of Neuroscience. 26 (16): ... arrival of sound in the cochlea of each ear will converge synchronously on a coincidence detector in the auditory cortex based ...
*  Evoked potential
It most likely corresponds to the signal reaching the somatosensory cortex. When used in intraoperative monitoring, the latency ... Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs) are used in neuromonitoring to assess the function of a patient's spinal cord during ... Somatosensory evoked potentials provide monitoring for the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. Sensory evoked potentials may ... Conventional SSEPs monitor the functioning of the part of the somatosensory system involved in sensations such as touch and ...
*  Afrotheria
2006). "Organization of the somatosensory cortex in elephant shrews (E. edwardii)". Anat. Rec. 288A (8): 859-866. doi:10.1002/ ...
*  Mechanoreceptor
The third-order neurons then send the signal to the somatosensory cortex. More recent work has expanded the role of the ... In somatosensory transduction, the afferent neurons transmit messages through synapses in the dorsal column nuclei, where ... Baroreceptor Somatosensory system Thermoreceptor Nociceptor Vestibular system Adrian, E. D.; Umrath, K. (1929). "The impulse ...
*  Antonio Damasio
"Seeing touch is correlated with content-specific activity in primary somatosensory cortex". Cerebral Cortex. 21 (9): 2113-2121 ... in ventromedial prefrontal cortex and amygdala. He also demonstrated that while the insular cortex plays a major role in ... He has continued to investigate the neural basis of feelings and demonstrated that although the insular cortex is a major ... Parvizi J, Van Hoesen G, Buckwalter J, Damasio A (2006). "Neural connections of the posteromedial cortex in the macaque: ...
*  Pain
... that is distinctly located also activates primary and secondary somatosensory cortex. Pain is part of the body's defense ... Pain-related activity in the thalamus spreads to the insular cortex (thought to embody, among other things, the feeling that ... the somatosensory system). Peripheral neuropathic pain is often described as "burning", "tingling", "electrical", "stabbing", ... distinguishes pain from other homeostatic emotions such as itch and nausea) and anterior cingulate cortex (thought to embody, ...
*  Sensory stimulation therapy
The primary somatosensory cortex is known to have subsections that process information from different sections, and the area of ... One of the key structures in processing this information is the primary somatosensory cortex, which is located in the parietal ... Signals are sent through the peripheral nervous system to the somatosensory cortex. These signals are then the impetus for ... The Somatosensory systemis the part of our sensory system that deals with touch. We wouldn't be able to feel things like ...
*  Motor adaptation
"Somatosensory Cortex Plays an Essential Role in Forelimb Motor Adaptation in Mice". Neuron. 93 (6): 1493-1503.e6. doi:10.1016/j ... Using optogenetics the study using mice could also show that somatosensory cortex is involved in updating the internal model. ... "Neuronal Correlates of Motor Performance and Motor Learning in the Primary Motor Cortex of Monkeys Adapting to an External ...
*  Neuroplasticity
Usually, damage of the somatosensory cortex results in impairment of the body perception. Kaas' research project is focused on ... Jain, Neeraj; Qi, HX; Collins, CE; Kaas, JH (22 October 2008). "Large-Scale Reorganization in the Somatosensory Cortex and ... 2001). "Reorganization of motor and somatosensory cortex in upper extremity amputees with phantom limb pain". J Neurosci. 21 ( ... 1997). "Extensive reorganization of primary somatosensory cortex in chronic back pain patients". Neurosci Lett. 224: 5-8. doi: ...
*  Perception
The somatosensory cortex encodes incoming sensory information from receptors all over the body. Affective touch is a type of ... Intensity of affective touch is still encoded in the primary somatosensory cortex, but the feeling of pleasantness associated ... "Encoding of Touch Intensity But Not Pleasantness in Human Primary Somatosensory Cortex". J Neurosci. 36: 5850-60. doi:10.1523/ ... Inhibitory transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the primary somatosensory cortex inhibits the perception of affective ...
*  Broken heart
The research implicates the secondary somatosensory cortex and the dorsal posterior insula. For most bereaved individuals, the ... Kross E, Berman MG, Mischel W, Smith EE, Wager TD (April 2011). "Social Rejection Shares Somatosensory Representations With ... that rejection is associated with activation of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and right-ventral pre-frontal cortex, ... but is thought to involve the anterior cingulate cortex of the brain, which during stress may overstimulate the vagus nerve ...
*  TENM3
... m3 and Bcl6 in Patterning Visual and Somatosensory Pathways". Cerebral Cortex. 18 (1): 53-66. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhm031. PMID ... and primary visual cortex (V1) and to the superior colliculus (SC). Ten-m3 facilitates the retinotopic mapping of ipsilateral ...
*  Yi Zuo
"Long-term sensory deprivation prevents dendritic spine loss in primary somatosensory cortex". Nature. 436 (7048): 261-265. doi: ... Yu, Xinzhu; Zuo, Yi (2014). "Two-Photon in vivo Imaging of Dendritic Spines in the Mouse Cortex Using a Thinned-skull ... "Neutralization of Nogo-A Enhances Synaptic Plasticity in the Rodent Motor Cortex and Improves Motor Learning in Vivo". The ...