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Author Porter, Robert, 1932-

Title Corticospinal function and voluntary movement / Robert Porter and Roger Lemon
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 428 pages) : illustrations
Series Monographs of the Physiological Society ; no. 45
Monographs of the Physiological Society ; no. 45.
Contents 1. The background: relationships between structure and function -- 2. Anatomical substrates for movement performance: cerebral cortex and the corticospinal tract -- 3. Correlations between corticospinal connections and function -- 4. Corticospinal influences on the spinal cord machinery for movement -- 5. Output functions of the motor cortex -- 6. Inputs from peripheral receptors to motor cortex neurones -- 7. Motor functions of non-primary cortical motor areas -- 8. Dynamic nature of cortical organization -- 9. Synthesis: corticospinal function and voluntary movement
Summary This is an authoritative and comprehensive account of the regions of the brain which control the performance of skilled voluntary movements, especially the accurate and precise control of the use of the fingers and the hand by monkeys and humans. The significance of recent and clinical observations concerning the details of the cortico-cortical connections which contribute to the determination of these functions is discussed
Analysis Humans Movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-421) and index
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Subject Pyramidal tract.
Motor neurons.
Pyramidal Tracts -- physiology
Motor Neurons -- physiology
Pyramidal Tracts
Motor Neurons
Motor neurons
Pyramidal tract
Form Electronic book
Author Lemon, Roger
ISBN 9780191724404