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Somatosensation: The Cellular and Physical Basis of Tactile Experience.

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Summary of "Somatosensation: The Cellular and Physical Basis of Tactile Experience."

A fundamental question in sensory neuroscience is how perceptual experience arises from the cellular properties of sensory neurons. A new, tour de force study has dissected out the functional properties of identified mechanosensory nerve endings that innervate whisker follicles.

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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R215-R217

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