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Somatosensory System

Somatosensory System

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To name the various somatic sensations; describe the basic three-neuron structure of the somatosensory system; describe the dorsal column-medial lemniscus pathway; understand the somatopic organization at each level of the somatosensory system; describe the anatomical and functional organization of the somatosensory cortex and describe the role mechanism of transmission and analysis of the discriminative touch and vibration senses.

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Author Dr. Subhash Kumar; MBBS; MD; DM (Neuroradiology); Assistant Professor; Radiodiagnosis; All India Institute Of Medical Sciences; Patna.
Review Editor Dr. (Prof) Man Mohan Mehndiratta; M.D (Medicine); D.M (Neurology); Dip. NBE; FRCP (London; Edinburgh & Glasgow) MNAMS; FICP; FIAN; Professor of Neurology & Head of the Department of Neurology; Director-Janak Puri Superspeciality Hospital; New Delhi.
Associate Editor Dr. Nabajyoti Kar; MBBS; PGDCR and Dr. Varun Gupta; MBBS; MD; Clinical Education & Reference Division; Elsevier.
The Somatosensory System
  • Introduction
  • The Somatic Sensations
  • Anatomy of the Somatosensory System
  • Somatotopic Organisation in the Somatosensory System
  • Functions of the Somatosensory Cortex
  • The Somatosensory Association Area
  • The Secondary Somatosensory Cortex
  • Function of the Thalamus in Somatic Sensation
  • Cortical Control of Sensory Sensitivity Corticofugal Signals
  • Plasticity and Reorganisation of the Somatosensory Cortex
  • Characteristics of Signal Transmission and Analysis
  • Clinical Correlates
  • Self Assesment

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