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Research Article

Texture Coding in the Rat Whisker System: Slip-Stick Versus Differential Resonance

  • Jason Wolfe,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

    ¤a Current address: Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

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  • Dan N Hill,

    Affiliation: Section on Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Sohrab Pahlavan,

    Affiliation: Section on Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Patrick J Drew,

    Affiliation: Section on Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • David Kleinfeld,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel E Feldman mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dfeldman@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Section on Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

    ¤b Current address: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060215

About the Authors

Jason Wolfe, David Kleinfeld
Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Dan N Hill, Sohrab Pahlavan, Patrick J Drew, Daniel E Feldman
Section on Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dfeldman@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JW, DK, and DEF conceived and designed the experiments. JW, DNH, SP, and PJD performed the experiments. JW, DNH, DK, and DEF analyzed the data. JW and DEF wrote the paper. DNH performed all EMG surgeries.