Voluntary movement, Central motor system

Introductory Readings for discussion on November 17.

  • Principles of Neuroscience (2000) eds. Kandel, ER, Schwartz, JH, and Jessel, TM. Chapter 38.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on November 17.

  • Evarts EV (1966) Pyramidal tract activity associated with a conditioned hand movement in the monkey. J Neurophysiol 29:1011-1027.
  • Fetz EE, Cheney PD (1980) Postspike facilitation of forelimb muscle activity by primate corticomotoneuronal cells. J Neurophysiol 44:751-772.
  • Georgopoulos AP, Schwartz AB, Kettner RE (1986) Neuronal population coding of movement direction. Science 233:1416-1419.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on November 20.

  • Kakei S, Hoffman DS, Strick PL (1999) Muscle and movement representations in the primary motor cortex. Science 285:2136-2139.
  • Tanji J, Shima K (1994) Role for supplementary motor area cells in planning several movements ahead. Nature. 1994 371:413-416.
  • Jueptner M, Stephan KM, Frith CD, Brooks DJ, Frackowiak RS, Passingham RE (1997) Anatomy of motor learning. I. Frontal cortex and attention to action. J Neurophysiol 77:1313-1324.