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Peripheral nerve lesions alter the somatotopic organization of the somatosensory cortex (SI) and the cuneate nucleus of kittens and adult cats.

John Francis Kalaska

Peripheral nerve lesions alter the somatotopic organization of the somatosensory cortex (SI) and the cuneate nucleus of kittens and adult cats.

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In cases in which peripheral nerve regeneration occurs there is a gradual reactivation of cortex by novel receptive fields that is reversed as regenerated nerves reestablish connections with the original skin surface. Functional recovery appears to depend on the pattern in which somatotopic organization in the cortex is reestablished. Carlos Avendaño, Denis Umbriaco, Robert W. Dykes, Laurent Descarries, Decrease and long‐term recovery of choline acetyltransferase immunoreactivity in adult cat somatosensory cortex after peripheral nerve transections, Journal of Comparative Neurology, /cne, , .


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Peripheral nerve lesions alter the somatotopic organization of the somatosensory cortex (SI) and the cuneate nucleus of kittens and adult cats. by John Francis Kalaska Download PDF EPUB FB2

Nerve lesions at different fetal ages and on the day of birth were used to determine the role of the periphery in estab- lishing territories devoted to representations of different por- tions of the body surface in rat somatosensory cortex.

Tran- section of the infraorbital nerve (ION), the trigeminal branchCited by: Peripheral influences on the size and organization of somatotopic representations in the fetal rat cortex April The Journal of Neuroscience 14(3 Pt 2) SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX. See Figure, Primary somatosensory cortex: postcentral gyrus; areas 3, 1, and 2; thalamaic VPL and VPM nuclei convey somatosensory info to the cortex; Somatotopic organization: face most laterally and leg, most medially.

The somatotopic order of the body representation found in somatosensory cortex has been D. D., and Hoeltzell, P.,Organization of primary somatosensory cortex in the cat, J Merzenich, M.

M., and Killackey, H. P.,The reorganization of somatosensory cortex following peripheral nerve damage in adult and Cited by: Again, sensory loss can be caused by lesions anywhere in the somatosensory pathways, and if we review that pathway, it can include peripheral nerves, nerve roots, the posterior column medial lemniscal and anterolateral pathways, the thalamus, thalamocortical white matter, and the primary somatosensory cortex.

To gain access to the thalamus, the dorsal scalp was reflected and the bone overlying somatosensory cortex contralateral to the nerve-injured hand was excised. The dura was cut and reflected to permit access to the dorsal surface of the brain, exposing an area no less than to mm anterior from the earbars and to mm lateral of.

The primary somatosensory area in the human cortex is located in the postcentral gyrus of the parietal lobe.

This is the main sensory receptive area for the sense of touch. Like other sensory areas, there is a map of sensory space called a homunculus at this location.

After lesions at P0, VPM in the thalamus and the whisker region in somatosensory cortex could be recognized, although both showed an absence of patterns. Trigeminal afferents are known to innervate developing vibrissal follicles by P0 (Waite et al., ), although it is possible that some fibers are yet to reach the periphery.

When input to the cerebral cortex from peripheral somatosensory receptors is reduced by peripheral nerve section or amputation, the cortical representation of the denervated or removed part in the first somatosensory area is invaded by representations of adjacent parts that retain innervation (Merzenich et al., a, Merzenich et al., b, Merzenich et al.,Kaas et al.,Kaas, ).

somatotopic organization. projection fibers are all organized by function + body location. given part of motor cortex receives projections from same part of body map on somatosensory cortex, ensures that somatosensory feedback (needed for guiding movements) is correct - electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves.

Effects of facial nerve transection were studied on muscle responses evoked by electrical stimulation in the primary motor cortex (MI) of adult rats.

Animal studies have shown that peripheral nerve lesions can cause substantial functional reorganizations in both the contralesional primary somatosensory area. This massive somatotopic reorganization, involving more than half the areal extent of SII, exceeds that previously observed in the postcentral cortex after peripheral nerve damage and may reflect.

Somatosensory cortex of adult primates undergoes topographic reorganization following spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries.

Electrophysiological studies in monkeys show that after chronic lesions of dorsal columns of the spinal cord at cervical levels, there is an expansion of face representation into the deafferented hand region of area 3b of cortex.

The changes in the somatotopic organizations seen after peripheral nerve injuries are not limited to the cortex. The VP of the thalamus in squirrel monkeys reorganizes in a manner similar to cortex after median and ulnar nerve cut and ligation (5).

The peripheral and central nervous systems are functionally integrated regarding the consequences of a nerve injury: a peripheral nerve lesion always results in profound and long‐lasting central modifications and reorganization (Kaas,Navarro et al.,Wall et al., ).The mechanisms of plasticity and reorganization of spinal and brain circuits linked with the axotomized.

J.H. Kaas, in Brain Mapping, Receptors and Peripheral Nerve Afferents. Primary somatosensory cortex (S1) is activated by touch and pressure on the glabrous skin and the movement of hairs on the hairy skin. Almost all mammals have specialized receptors (Abraira & Ginty, ) around the base of the long whiskers or vibrissae that are used to detect objects at a short distance from the body.

Somatotopic organization of reactivated cortex after recovery is likely dependent on the level and extent of the lesion, as indicated by studies using single microelectrodes to map the cortex (Qi et al., a; Chen et al., ) and using multi-electrode arrays implanted in cortex (Qi et al., ).

The motor cortex receives significant input from somatosensory areas, and peripheral nerve lesions or lesions in the somatosensory cortex can significantly alter movement representations in motor. Somatotopic Organization of the Primary Somatosensory Cortex At this site, the neuronal inputs from the face and head lie most lateral while the neuronal inputs from the legs lie most medially **This one of only two locations that violate the general rule of somatotopic.

somatotopic organization in ascending pathways. motor neurons in the sc premotor areas (#6) & primary somatosensory cortex project: crosses at caudal medulla, travels in lateral white matter in SC% terminate directly on motor neurons -motor neurons exit SC @ ventral root-travel in small branches of peripheral nerves-innervate Final synapse on the appropriate area of the homunculus in the somatosensory cortex, UE lateral and LE medial.

Paresthesia Symptoms of Lesion in Peripheral Nerve. Pain, numbness, tingling in sensory distribution of nerve. Somatotopic Map of Internal Capsule. Requiring a monkey to repeatedly use a digit (finger) can alter the monkey's cortical representation of that finger.

If a cortical region is deprived of input, after a while that region begins to respond to nearby regions of the periphery. Somatosensory cortex reorganization after limb amputation might contribute to phantom limb pain.

The organization of sensory maps in mammalian brains can change following peripheral injury or experience. Such plasticity has been demonstrated for somatotopic somatosensory maps in various cortical and subcortical areas.

In contrast to somatotopic maps, whose representation is distorted but nevertheless shows a detectable relationship to the topography of the body surface, cerebellar. change in the somatotopic organization of the cortex may be func-tionally relevant. To address this issue, we chronically implanted arrays of microwire electrodes into the infragranular layers of the hindlimb somatosensory cortex of adult rats neonatally transected at T8/T9 that received exercise training (spinalized rats) and of normal adult rats.

This organization is preserved by a precise point-to-point somatotopic pattern of connections from the spinal cord and brain stem to the thalamus and cortex. Consequently, within each somatosensory pathway there is a complete map (spatial representation) of the body or face in each of the somatosensory nuclei, tracts, and cortex.

Introduction. Limb amputation, damage to peripheral nerves and spinal cord injury can alter the somatotopic organization of the primary somatosensory cortex.

Kalaska J, Pomeranz B. Chronic peripheral nerve injuries alter the somatotopic organization of the cuneate nucleus in kittens.

Brain Res. Mar 18; (1)– Kelahan AM, Ray RH, Carson LV, Massey CE, Doetsch GS. Functional reorganization of adult raccoon somatosensory cerebral cortex following neonatal digit amputation. summary This article provides a review of somatosensory and motor pathways and processes involved in oral sensorimotor function and dysfunction.

It reviews somatosensory processes in peripheral tissues, brainstem and higher brain centres such as thalamus and cerebral cortex, with a particular emphasis on nociceptive mechanisms.

studies on the effects of peripheral nerve damage on the body surface in each of two architectonic the organization of somatosensory cortex in mon- fields, Areas 3b and 1, of postcentral parietal cortex keys. Initial studies in normal monkeys demonstrated of.

- location- postcentral gyrus and Brodmann’s areas 3,1, and 2 - somatotopically organized - conveys info to secondary somatosensory association area - secondary somatosensory association area - location- sylvian fissure - somatotopically organized - association cortex - location- parietal lobe and Brodmann’s areas 5,7 Thalamus - “processing station of the brain”, except olfactory.

MOTOR/SENSORY CORTEX, SOMATOTOPIC ORGANIZATION. Primary Motor Cortex. Precentral gyrus, Brodmann’s area 4; Primary Sensory Cortex. Postcentral gyrus, Brodmann’s areas 3, 1, 2; Somatotopic Organization of Primary Motor/Sensory Cortex.

Adjacent regions on cortex correspond to adjacent areas on the body surface. The organization of sensory maps in mammalian brains can change following peripheral injury or experience. Such plasticity has been demonstrated for somatotopic somatosensory maps in various cortical and subcortical areas.

In contrast to somatotopic maps, whose representation is distorted but nevertheless shows a detectable relationship to. The somatotopic organization of the ventroposterior thalamus of the squirrel monkey, Saimiri sciureus.

J Comp Neurol. Jun 10; (1)– Cusick CG, Gould HJ., 3rd Connections between area 3b of the somatosensory cortex and subdivisions of the ventroposterior nuclear complex and the anterior pulvinar nucleus in squirrel monkeys. Immediately after a major loss of sensory inputs from an arm or other part of the body in primates and other mammals, most or all of the corresponding part of the somatotopic representation in the primary somatosensory cortex no longer responds to touch (1 –3).However, preserved inputs may activate some of the deprived cortex, and over weeks of recovery more and more of the deprived cortex.

The reorganization of somatosensory cortex following peripheral nerve damage in adult and developing mammals. The representation of peripheral nerve inputs in the S-I hindpaw cortex of rats raised with incompletely innervated hindpaws.

The role of cerebral cortex in evoked somatosensory activity in cat cerebellum. INTRODUCTION. Somatotopic organization long has been the hallmark of the primary motor cortex (M1).

The concept of a cortical region systematically organized to control movements of different body parts was first hypothesized by Hughlings Jackson in the s, based on his observations of certain epileptic patients in whom convulsive movements systematically marched from one part of the body.

We propose that nerve or tissue injury induces peripheral and spinal hyperactivity, which causes rapid functional and structural synaptic plasticity in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1 cortex).

This S1 plasticity is mediated at least in part by re‐emergence of astrocytic mGluR5‐Ca 2+ ‐thrombospondin‐1 signaling following peripheral. After large but incomplete lesions of ascending dorsal column afferents in the cervical spinal cord, the hand representation in the contralateral primary somatosensory cortex (area 3b) of monkeys is largely or completely unresponsive to touch on the hand.

However, after weeks of spontaneous recovery, considerable reactivation of the hand territory in area 3b can occur. Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture (BA3b/1) to better localize digit representations to subregions of S1 known to demonstrate more precise somatotopic organization.

This region of interest mask was then used to localize the peak z-stat vertex within the most significant cluster for each. An incomplete lesion of the ascending afferents from the hand in the dorsal columns of the spinal cord in monkeys is followed after weeks of recovery by a reactivation of much of the territory of the hand representations in primary somatosensory cortex (area 3b).

However, the relationship between the extent of the dorsal column lesion and the amount of cortical reactivation has not been .Much work in animals and humans has demonstrated the existence of changes in topographic organization within the somatosensory cortex (SSC) after amputation or nerve injury.

Afferent inputs from one area of skin are able to activate novel areas of cortex after amputation of an adjacent body part.cortex reorganization is associated with phantom limb pain (Flor et al.) or neuropathic pain (Seifert and Maih€ofner ).

Change in the S1 cortex organization By studying a patient with arm amputation, Borsook et al. () demonstrated that in lesser than 24 h, stimulation applied on the ipsilateral face were referred in a precise.