Normal somatotopy in SI of a tyrosinase-negative albino cat.

Garraghty PE, Schall JD, Kaas JH
Brain Res. 1990 536 (1-2): 315-7

PMID: 2085758 · DOI:10.1016/0006-8993(90)90041-9

Because of known abnormalities in both the visual and auditory pathways of tyrosinase-negative albino cats, we mapped the primary somatosensory cortex (SI) in one such cat electrophysiologically. We detected absolutely no sign of abnormality in terms of somatotopy, and conclude that if anomalies do exist in the albino somatosensory system, they are either very subtle or lie outside SI.

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Albinism, Oculocutaneous Animals Brain Mapping Cats Electrodes, Implanted Somatosensory Cortex

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