Cutaneous and Proprioceptive Input to the Corpus Callosum in the Cat

  • T. Manzoni
  • G. Spidalieri
  • R. Caminiti


The callosal interhemispheric transfer enables animals to solve with the untrained paw somaesthetic discriminations involving the use of tactile or proprioceptive cues, at a level of performance as high as that reached by the trained paw. At least for cats, there is well-documented evidence that the interhemispheric transfer of somaesthetic discrimination learning takes place at the level of the somatosensory receiving areas (Teitelbaum et al., 1968). It was shown in fact, in callosum-intact cats, that the occurrence of the somaesthetic transfer is precluded either by the ablation of the first (SI) or of the second (SII) somatosensory area of the trained hemisphere and also by the ablation of SII, but not of SI, of the untrained hemisphere.


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  • G. Spidalieri
  • R. Caminiti

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