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Neuronal Control of Movement

Michael S. A. Graziano

in The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326703
eISBN:
9780199864867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Two main types of experiment have addressed the question of how neurons in motor cortex control movement. One type focuses on the descending pathways that map specific points in motor cortex to ... More


Flexibility of muscle control by modulation of muscle properties

Scott L. Hooper, Vladimir Brezina, Elizabeth C. Cropper, and Klaudiusz R. Weiss

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter attempts to put muscle modulation in context by identifying two broadly defined functional advantages that muscle modulation could provide, and considering the functional implications of ... More


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