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Motor Areas of the Cerebral Cortex

Motor Areas of the Cerebral Cortex

Gregory R. Bock (Editor), Maeve O'Connor (Editor), Joan Marsh (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51355-2 April 2008 332 Pages




Comprises the proceedings of a symposium held at the Ciba Foundation, London, February 1987. Addresses main issues and new techniques in the study of motor areas of the cerebral cortex in humans and animals. Reviews the historical development of the study of cortical structure and function, examines anatomical connections of motor areas, and surveys physiological studies of cortical areas in conscious primates. Also considers the effects of cortical lesions, and discusses clinical and experimental results on disorders of motor control.
Epicortical ELectrical Mapping of Motor Area in Primates (C. Phillips).

Ascending Inputs to, and Internal Organization of, Cortical Motor Areas (E. Jones).

Input and Output Organization of the Supplementary Motor Area (M. Wisendanger, et al.).

Some Aspects of the Organization of the Output of the Motor Cortex (H. Kuypers).

Functional Studies of Motor Cortex (R. Porter).

Functional Relations between Primate Motor Cortex Cells and Muscles: Fixed and Flexible (E. Fetz & P. Cheney).

Cortical Mechanisms Subserving Reaching (A. Georgopoulos).

Neuronal Activity in the Primate Non-Primary Cortex Is Different from that in the Primary Motor Cortex (J. Tanji).

Two Cortical Systems for Directing Movement (R. Passingham).

Functional Organization of Area 6 (G. Rizzolatti).

Motor Control Function of the Prefrontal Cortex. (P. Goldman-Rakie).

Cerebellar Inputs to Motor Cortex (W. Thach).

Bereitschaftspotential as an Indicator of Movement Preparation in Supplementary Motor Area and Motor Cortex (L. Deecke).

Metabolic Mapping of Sensorimotor Integration in the Human Brain (P. Roland).

Differential Effects of Cortical Lesions in Humans (H. Freund).

What Do the Basal Ganglia Tell Premotor Cortical Areas?

(C. Marsden).