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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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What Can Be Learned from Electrical Stimulation?

What Can Be Learned from Electrical Stimulation?

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(p.85) Chapter 6 What Can Be Learned from Electrical Stimulation?
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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/9780195326703.003.0006

Microstimulation is now considered one of the principle methods used to study brain function. This chapter provides a brief history and review of the stimulation technique. Topics covered include surface stimulation, hypothalamic stimulation, eye movement studies, traditional studies in motor cortex, and controversy over electrical stimulation studies.

Keywords:   microstimulation, brain function, motor cortex, stimulation techniques, eye movement

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