Sensorimotor Integration in the Whisker System

  • Patrik Krieger
  • Alexander Groh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alexander Groh, Patrik Krieger
    Pages 1-4
  3. Whisker System in Mammals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Kenneth C Catania, Elizabeth H Catania
      Pages 7-28
  4. Building Blocks of the Whisker System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Manuel A. Castro-Alamancos
      Pages 31-58
    3. Gabriele Radnikow, Guanxiao Qi, Dirk Feldmeyer
      Pages 59-108
    4. Shubhodeep Chakrabarti, Cornelius Schwarz
      Pages 129-148
    5. David Kleinfeld, Martin Deschênes, Jeffrey D. Moore
      Pages 149-165
  5. Computations of the Whisker System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Miguel Maravall, Mathew E. Diamond
      Pages 169-193
    3. Tess Baker Oram, Eldad Assa, Per Magne Knutsen, Ehud Ahissar
      Pages 195-211
    4. Tony J. Prescott, Ben Mitchinson, Nathan F. Lepora, Stuart P. Wilson, Sean R. Anderson, John Porrill et al.
      Pages 213-240
  6. Development of the Whisker System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Dirk Schubert, Nael Nadif Kasri, Tansu Celikel, Judith Homberg
      Pages 243-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-276

About this book


Sensorimotor integration, the dynamic process by which the sensory and motor systems communicate with each other, is crucial to humans’ and animals’ ability to explore and react to their environment. This book summarizes the main aspects of our current understanding of sensorimotor integration in 10 chapters written by leading scientists in this active and ever-growing field. This volume focuses on the whisker system, which is an exquisite model to experimentally approach sensorimotor integration in the mammalian brain.

In this book, authors examine the whisker system on many different levels, ranging from the building blocks and neuronal circuits to sensorimotor behavior. Neuronal coding strategies, comparative analysis as well as robotics illustrate the multiple facets of this research and its broad impact on fundamental questions about the neurobiology of the mammalian brain.


neuronal circuit function neuronal coding sensorimotor integration sensory processing somato-sensory system

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrik Krieger
    • 1
  • Alexander Groh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems NeuroscienceRuhr University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Institute of NeuroscienceTechnische Universitaet MuenchenMunichGermany

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