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Thomas F. Shipley and Jeffrey M. Zacks

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.001.0001

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

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

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(p.229) 9 Representations of Voluntary Arm Movements in the Motor Cortex and Their Transformations
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Understanding Events
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Apostolos P. Georgopoulos

Elissaios Karageorgiou

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0011

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 neural mechanisms of reaching movements in space with respect to the encoding of movement parameters in the activity of single cells and the decoding of information from neuronal populations. This decoding scheme can be used to monitor the processing of movement-related information in various contexts and, ultimately, to drive motor prostheses.

Keywords:   voluntary movements, neural mechanisms, reaching movements, motor prostheses

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