CORTICAL BARREL

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with regard to animals possessing whiskers on their faces, a column of neurons in the somatosensory region which percepts sensory data from these whiskers. Cortical barrels communicate with the whiskers in a somatotopic manner.

CORTICAL BARREL: "Without proper functioning of the cortical barrel, the cat could no longer sense objects around her with her whiskers."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CORTICAL BARREL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cortical-barrel/ (accessed January 31, 2023).

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