Empirically inspired electro-mechanical model of the rat mystacial follicle-sinus complex

Mitchinson, B., Gurney, K. N., Redgrave, P., Melhuish, C., Pipe, A. G., Pearson, M., Gilhespy, I. and Prescott, T. J. (2004) Empirically inspired electro-mechanical model of the rat mystacial follicle-sinus complex. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 271 (1556). pp. 2509-2516. ISSN 0962-8452

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2004.2882


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This original study has brought together engineers and neuroscientists to develop biologically plausible hardware implementations of neural structures. Specifically, the follicle sinus complex and primary afferent nerve fibres from the root of each facial whisker that project to the brain stem of a rat. This was an important part of a larger project to build a more complete hardware implementation of the rat whisker sensory system. The work required a detailed hypothetical model to be developed using rigorous testing and comparison with real electrophysiological data. This later led to further European funding to develop neurologically based techniques for navigation and sensing by touch within a EU consortium. Some of the techniques used were also employed in a further EPSRC project to build a hardware model of a cerebellum mediated controller. The paper is used in teaching modules and has 9 Google Scholar citations.
Uncontrolled Keywords:whisker, follicle, model, mystacial, trigeminal, rat
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology
ID Code:5894
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:10
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