A new publication from Cognitive Neuroscience


Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 - 18:30

In a study authored by Vahid Esmaeili and Mathew Diamond (head of SISSA's Tactile Perception and Learning Lab), rats compared the speeds of two sequential vibrissal vibrations. Neurons in the primary somatosensory (vS1) and prelimbic (PL) cortex coded the stimuli. Theta local field potential coherence between vS1 and PL peaked at trial onset, suggesting that intracortical coherent oscillations may play a role in rat tactile working memory. The study, which was part of Vahid's PhD thesis, was published in Cell Reports https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(19)30654-0. Vahid is now a postdoc at EPFL in Lausanne.