Airflow sensing in vibrissal system: behavioral, mechanical and neuronal investi

Last updated 29th Aug 2017
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A pinboard by Yan Yu

PhD Candidate, Northwestern University


We demonstrated that besides of tactile sensation, rat whiskers were used to sense airflow.

My work has focused on quantifying the mechanical and neuronal responses of rat vibrissal system to airflow and on studying anemotaxis (wind-following) in rats. These studies offer important insigh...