From my informal research so far, I've learned that cortical magnification is evident in at least the visual cortex and the somatosensory cortex.

My question is the following:

If there were a hypothetical experiment to be done where the one area of the cortex, say the visual cortex, were to be re-mapped to a different sensory modality like touch, would the acuity or "resolving power" of the re-mapped region depend on the extent to which the animal needed to distinguish between closely related touch stimuli? In other words, has anyone tried an experiment that results in a re-mapped and magnified cortical portion in one go?


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