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The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Michael Graziano


This book offers a fundamental new theory of motor cortex organization: the rendering of the movement repertoire onto the cortex. The action repertoire of an animal is highly dimensional, whereas the cortical sheet is two-dimensional. Rendering the action space onto the cortex therefore results in a complex pattern, explaining the otherwise inexplicable details of motor cortex organization. This book includes a complete history of motor cortex research from its discovery to the present, a discussion of the major issues in motor cortex research, and an account of recent experiments that led to ... More

Keywords: motor cortex organization, action repertoire, motor cortex research, action map view, social behavior, smiling, laughing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Graziano, author
Princeton University