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Corticospinal Function and Voluntary Movement

Robert Porter and Roger Lemon


This book presents a comprehensive account of the regions of the brain that control the performance of skilled voluntary movements, especially the accurate and precise control of the use of the fingers and the hand by monkeys and humans. The significance of recent and clinical observations concerning the details of the cortico-cortical connections that contribute to the determination of these functions is discussed.

Keywords: brain, skilled voluntary movements, fingers, hand, monkeys, humans, cortico-cortical connections, brain regions, accurate control, precise control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523758
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Porter, author

Roger Lemon, author
Institute of Neurology, London