Location of recorded neurons and topographical organization of SSA across the MGB.
(A) Nissl stained sections showing the MGB in the transverse plane. On the left (caudal), arrows indicate the electrolytic lesion in the MGM marking the recording site of the neuron shown in figure 9. Asterisk indicates another lesion for reference. On the right (rostral), arrows indicate an electrolytic lesion in the MGD and another one in the MGV, marking the recording site of the neuron shown in figure 8. Asterisk shows the recording track. D, dorsal; L, lateral; Calibration bar = 500 µm. (B) Topographical organization of SSA within the MGB subdivisions, for the Δf = 0.10 at SOA = 500 ms condition. The center of tessellated polygons in the maps represents the sites at which the neurons were recorded. Each polygon was colored according to the CSI value of the neuron recorded at that site. The bar on the right represents the color scale used for the CSI range. Both the transverse projection (on left) and the horizontal projections through the MGV/MGM (section 1) and MGD (section 2) show that SSA was strongest throughout the entire MGM followed by the caudal, medial and dorsal regions of the MGD. SSA was very weak in the center of the MGV, but somewhat greater in its periphery.