whisker sensory area
The term whisker sensory area refers to one of six to nine subdivisions of the primary somatosensory cortex in the rat ( Swanson-2004; Paxinos-2009b ) and the mouse ( Dong-2004; Franklin-2008 ). It is activated by bending of the whiskers (vibrissae).

Also known as: barrel cortex, barrel field, barrel field sensory area, whisker barrelsNeuroNames ID : 2703

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