Sensory processing in the pallium of a mormyrid fish

Prechtl J., von der Emde G., Wolfart J., Karamursel S., Akoev G., Andrianov Y., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol.18, no.18, pp.7381-7393, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.7381-7393


To investigate the functional organization of higher brain levels in fish we test the hypothesis that the dorsal gray mantle of the telencephalon of a mormyrid fish has discrete receptive areas for several sensory modalities. Multiunit and compound field potentials evoked by auditory, visual, electrosensory, and water displacement stimuli in this weakly electric fish are recorded with multiple semimicroelectrodes placed in many tracks and depths in or near telencephalic area dorsalis pars medialis (Dm).