The cortical control of movement revisited

Michael S.A. Graziano, Charlotte S.R. Taylor, Tirin Moore, Dylan F. Cooke

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Recently, we found that electrical stimulation of motor cortex caused monkeys to make coordinated, complex movements. These evoked movements were arranged across the cortex in a map of spatial locations to which the hand moved. We suggest that some of the subdivisions previously described within primary motor and premotor cortex may represent different types of actions that monkeys tend to make in different regions of space. According to this view, primary and premotor cortex may fit together into a larger map of manual space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-362
Number of pages14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 24 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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