Engineering principles for detection and control in the vibrissa
The sensory system of animals is of limited value without the
participation of the elaborate motor apparatus that moves the sensors
into useful positions. The material in this talk focuses on
behavioral and computational aspects of the vibrissa somatosensory
system in rat. I will review the experimental evidence for
phase-sensitive detection as a model for discriminating contact with
an object and as a means to control the position of the vibrissae.