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Motor Cortex in Voluntary Movements

A Distributed System for Distributed Functions, 1st Edition

Edited by Alexa Riehle, Eilon Vaadia

CRC Press

448 pages | 115 B/W Illus.

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As one of the first cortical areas to be explored experimentally, the motor cortex continues to be the focus of intense research. Motor Cortex in Voluntary Movements: A Distributed System for Distributed Functions presents developments in motor cortex research, making it possible to understand and interpret neural activity and use it to reconstruct movements.

Featuring viewpoints based on monkey and human studies, the book focuses on how neuronal activity changes during learning, discusses what the motor cortex encodes for, and covers the neuronal representations of voluntary movements and the mechanism of their generation during learning. Section 1 uses functional neuroanatomy and imaging studies to describe motor cortical function, and Section 2 provides an overview of studies about neural representations in the motor cortex. The third section concentrates on motor learning, and the final section highlights the reconstruction of movements using brain activity.

Revealing many exciting applications of this rapidly expanding science, this book enhances our understanding of the generation of motor commands. It is an essential resource for neuroscientists interested in motor function, rehabilitation medicine practitioners, and biomedical engineers.

Table of Contents

Functional Neuroanatomy and Imaging

Motor Areas in the Frontal Lobe: The Anatomical Substrate for the Central Control of Movement, Richard P. Dum and Peter L. Strick

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Human Motor Cortex, Andreas Kleinschmidt and Ivan Toni

Neuronal Representations in the Motor Cortex

Motor Cortex Control of a Complex Peripheral Apparatus: The Neuromuscular Evolution of Individuated Finger Movements, Marc H. Schieber, Karen T. Reilly, and Catherine E. Lang

Neuronal Representations of Bimanual Movements, Eilon Vaadia and Simone Cardoso de Oliveira

What Is Coded in the Primary Motor Cortex? James Ashe

Conceptual Frameworks for interpreting Motor Cortical Function: New Insights from a Planar Multiple-Joint Paradigm, Stephen H. Scott

Wheels of Motion: Oscillatory Potentials in the Motor Cortex, William A. MacKay

Preparation for Action: One of the Key Functions of the Motor Cortex, Alexa Riehle

Is the Motor Cortex Only an Executive Area? Its Role in Motor Cognition, Marc Jeannerod

Motor Learning and Performance

The Arbitrary Mapping of Sensory Inputs to Voluntary and Involuntary Movement: Learning-Dependent Activity in the Motor Cortex and Other Telencephalic Networks, Peter L. Brasted and Steven P. Wise

Learning Dynamics of Reaching, Reza Shadmehr, Opher Donchin, Eun-Jung Hwang, Sarah E. Hemminger, and Ashwini K. Rao

Cortical Control of Motor Learning, Camillo Padoa-Schioppa, Emilio Bizzi, and Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi

Reconstruction of Movements Using Brain Activity

Advances in Brain-Machine Interfaces, Jose M. Carmena and Miguel A.L. Nicolelis

Human Brain-Computer Interface, Gert Pfurtscheller, Christa Neuper, and Niels Birbaumer

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience