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Auditory and visual cortex: function and staining?

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Fri Nov 11 10:03:52 EST 1994

Dear Brian,

Why not work in vivo? There are high resolution MRI methods that might
hack it in small animals. You could also consider:

Rickey, D. W., R. Gordon & W. Huda (1992). On lifting the inherent
limitations of positron emission tomography by using magnetic fields
(MagPET). Automedica 14, 355-369.

Best regards, -Dick Gordon[Nov11,94]

On 9 Nov 1994, Brian Scott wrote:

> Well this seems like a sensitive time to ask questions on this newsgroup
> unless you've proven that you've already done _extensive_ research.  Well,
> I've decided to risk criticism and do both simultaneously.  Before I ask my
> question, I'd like to mention that _yes_ I've looked at Medline already but
> haven't had much success.  Here goes...l
> Does anyone know of any references to studies which have looked for a
> correlation between cell function in the visual and auditory corticies
> (cortexes?) and staining for specific substances?  I know you're going to
> say "There are millions!", but I'm especially interested in any
> immunocytochemistry work related to cells with functions like direction
> selectivity, edge detection, frequency selectivity, rising or falling FM
> sweeps etc...  Other types of staining are appreciated too.  I've seen lots
> of work on AChE in Auditory cortex but it looks like it stains all over and
> is not located in functionally specific cell types, which is what I'm
> looking for.     
> I've found some references to work done in subcortical areas and
> functionally not very specific cells, but nothing exactly like what I'm
> looking for.  
> I'd appreciate specific references or even suggestions for helping to
> navigate my Medline searching, as I think I might just not be looking in the
> right place.  I thought it would be much easier to find references for work
> like this, so maybe I'm doing it wrong.
> Thanks for your time and help.
> Brian Scott
> scott at psych.toronto.edu       | "They are in you and in me; they created us,
> Brian Scott                   |  body and mind; and their preservation is 
> Department of Psychology      |  the ultimate rationale for our existence."
> University of Toronto, Canada |         - Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene)

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