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Research Article

Subbarrel Patterns in Somatosensory Cortical Barrels Can Emerge from Local Dynamic Instabilities

  • Bard Ermentrout mail,

    bard@pitt.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, United States of America, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, United States of America

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  • Daniel J. Simons,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, United States of America

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  • Peter W. Land †

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, United States of America

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  • Published: October 16, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000537

About the Authors

Bard Ermentrout
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, United States of America
Bard Ermentrout, Daniel J. Simons, Peter W. Land
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bard@pitt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BE DJS. Performed the experiments: PWL. Analyzed the data: BE DJS PWL. Wrote the paper: BE DJS.