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Unformatted text preview: fields of neurons. Nicolelis and Ribeiro studied the effects of anesthetics on the rats and the resulting perception differences and found that the spatiotemporal aspect of the neurons allowed the cells to reorganize after any change in sensory stimulation from the periphery. When they anesthetized certain locations near the whiskers of the rat, they found that the receptive fields managed to reorganize within seconds and were able to sense the tactile stimulus. This is fascinating because it differs completely from the original linear transmission theory. It is what makes each organism so unique and complex. These neuronal receptors are always changing to accommodate to the environment we are in, and so our neural connections are always different. This is fascinating because we used to think there was a specific pathway for each stimulus and reaction and now we know that our neural network is constantly changing....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BIOS 120 taught by Professor Cundall during the Fall '06 term at Lehigh University .
- Fall '06