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When ethanol and barbiturate were compared using a dosage that produced similar behavioural effects a significant difference in the action of these drugs was observed; barbiturates affected sensory responses in area 7 significantly more often than ethanol which, on the other hand, affected more often motor responses (Hyvarinen et al. 1979). Modifiability at Early Age In a recent study performed together with my wife we investigated the plastic modifiability of the parietal association cortex in young monkeys.

Since area 7 receives input from two sensory systems, vision and somaesthesia, the disuse of one of them (here vision) could lead to a decrease in its neural representation. In order to test this idea we raised three laboratory born stumptail monkeys with bilateral lid closure performed during the first week of life. Their eyes were opened toward the end of the first year of life and multiple unit recordings were made in area 7 and in the visual cortex in three normal animals of the same age and in the deprived animals.

973). Iffects of parietal lobe cooling on manipulative behaviour'in the conscious monkey, in 3. , and J. Hovamo ('979;. Visual resolution, contract sensitivity, and the cortical magnification factor. Zxp- Train Res. , Wiesetl T-"N^'and D. H. ). Comparison of the ef^-^ts of unilateral and bilateral eye closure on cortical unit responses in kittens, J. Neurophysiol,, £8, 1029- 1 04C DISCUSSION: Chairman: Ragnar Granit Inqvar: Dr Hyvarinen, it appears to me that you always identify your spikes with excitatory events.

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