Recovery of normal topography in the somatosensory cortex of monkeys after nerve crush and regeneration

Science  19 Aug 1983:
Vol. 221, Issue 4612, pp. 771-773
DOI: 10.1126/science.6879175


After median nerve fibers to glabrous skin on the hands of monkeys were crushed and allowed to regenerate, normal topographical organization was recovered in the representation of the hand in primary somatosensory cortex. Similar recovery of normal cortical organization may underlie the sensory restoration that usually follows nerve crush injury in humans.