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The Intelligent Movement MachineAn Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System$
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Michael Graziano

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.001.0001

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An Integrative Map of the Body

An Integrative Map of the Body

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(p.39) Chapter 3 An Integrative Map of the Body
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The Intelligent Movement Machine
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Michael S. A. Graziano

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.003.0003

This chapter begins by discussing the question of whether the musculature of the hand is controlled in a decomposed or in an integrated manner in the primary motor cortex. It then discusses integration among other body-part representations, and how this integration may develop through experience with complex actions.

Keywords:   primary motor cortex, hand, integration, body parts, complex actions

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