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Representations of Voluntary Arm Movements in the Motor Cortex and Their Transformations

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos and Elissaios Karageorgiou

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the neural mechanisms of voluntary movements in the motor cortex — a major node in the brain network of initiation and control of such movements. Specifically, it discusses the ... More


Prehension

Ian Q. Whishaw

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the skilled movements of the laboratory rat. Topics covered include limb structure and movement, food handling, sensory control, reaching movements, arpeggio movement, strain ... More


Some Experimental Tools for Tracking Continuous Mental Trajectories

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter emphasizes the importance of identifying the time scale at which a given behavior exhibits detectably graded transitions from state to state. It covers a variety of experimental methods ... More


Embedding Dynamic Field Theory in Neurophysiology

Sebastian Schneegans, Jonas Lins, and Gregor Schöner

in Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199300563
eISBN:
9780190299026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300563.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

The biological basis for dynamic fields (DF) lies in the activity patterns of neural populations in the brain. Populations of neurons with different tuning curves can represent metric values for ... More


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