Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alain Berthoz, Werner Graf, and P. P. Vidal

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195068207

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 May 2021

Intrinsic Properties of Neck Motoneurons

Intrinsic Properties of Neck Motoneurons

(p.231) Chapter 35 Intrinsic Properties of Neck Motoneurons
The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

P. Kenneth Rose

Oxford University Press

Neck motoneurons, like their counterparts at other levels of the spinal cord, are the final destination of tens of thousands of axon terminals. Identification of the sources of these axon terminals and characterization of the information that their parent axons transmit have been the main objectives of most studies concerned with the control of head movement. This focus is not surprising since a detailed comprehension of neural circuitry is a crucial prerequisite for a better understanding of the control of head movement. The emphasis of motoneuron connectivity can be misleading because it suggests that the activity of motoneurons is solely a consequence of the origin and timing of the signals received by motoneurons.

Keywords:   neck motoneurons, axon terminals, axons, neural circuitry, motoneuron connectivity, motoneurons

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .