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There's a topographic map of somatosensory space in the putamen.

Electrostimulation of putamen neurons can evoke body movement consistent with the map of somatosensory space in that brain region.

There are visuo-somatosensory neurons in the putamen.

Graziano and Gross found visuo-somatosensory neurons in those regions of the putamen which code for arms and the face in somatosensory space.

Visuo-somatosensory neurons in the putamen with somatosensory RFs in the face are very selective: They seem to respond to visual stimuli consistent with an upcoming somatosensory stimulus (close-by objects approaching to the somatosensory RFs of the neurons).

Graziano and Gross report on visuo-somatosensory cells in the putamen in which remapping seems to be happening: Those cells responded to visual stimuli only when the animal could see the arm in which the somatosensory RF of those cells was located.

There are reports of highly selective, purely visual cells in the putamen. One report is of a cell which responded best to a human face.

Responses of visuo-tactile responses in Brodman area 7b, the ventral intraparietal area, and inferior premotor area 6 are similar to those found in the putamen.