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Research Article

Active Spatial Perception in the Vibrissa Scanning Sensorimotor System

  • Samar B Mehta,

    Affiliation: Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Diane Whitmer,

    Affiliations: Computational Neurobiology Graduate Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Rodolfo Figueroa,

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

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  • Ben A Williams,

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

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  • David Kleinfeld mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dk@physics.ucsd.edu

    Affiliations: Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Computational Neurobiology Graduate Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: January 16, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050015

About the Authors

Samar B Mehta, David Kleinfeld
Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Diane Whitmer, David Kleinfeld
Computational Neurobiology Graduate Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Diane Whitmer
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Rodolfo Figueroa, David Kleinfeld
Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Ben A Williams
Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
David Kleinfeld
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dk@physics.ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SBM, DW, and DK conceived and designed the experiments. SBM, DW, and RF performed the experiments. SBM analyzed the data. SBM, BAW, and DK contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. SBM and DK wrote the paper.