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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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Complex Movements Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of Motor Cortex

Complex Movements Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of Motor Cortex

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(p.97) Chapter 7 Complex Movements Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of Motor Cortex
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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/9780195326703.003.0007

This chapter summarizes electrical stimulation studies in the macaque motor cortex, in which stimulation on a behaviorally relevant time scale evoked complex movements that resembled behaviorally meaningful actions. It begins with a brief summary of methods followed by a summary of two sets of findings: first the quantitative profile of the evoked arm and hand movements, and second the manner in which evoked movements resemble actions in a monkey's natural behavioral repertoire. The chapter ends with a review of other experiments using similar stimulation techniques to study motor areas in a range of animal species.

Keywords:   macaques, motor cortex, stimulation, arm movements, hand movements

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