Cerebral Cortex: A Sensorimotor Amalgam in the Marsupialia

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Science  23 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3582, pp. 730-732
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3582.730


In the cerebral cortex of the opossum and the wallaby there Is a complete and coincident overlap of the sensory and the motor representations of the body. Within this sensorimotor area It is not possible to draw the line which in other mammals separates a primarily sensory area from a primarily motor area.

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