Activity of pyramidal tract neurons in the cat during postural corrections.

@article{Beloozerova2005ActivityOP,
  title={Activity of pyramidal tract neurons in the cat during postural corrections.},
  author={Irina N. Beloozerova and Mikhail G. Sirota and Grigori N. Orlovsky and Tatiana G. Deliagina},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={1831-44}
}
The dorsal side-up body orientation in quadrupeds is maintained by a postural control system. We investigated participation of the motor cortex in this system by recording activity of pyramidal tract neurons (PTNs) from limb representations of the motor cortex during postural corrections. The cat was standing on the platform periodically tilting in the frontal plane, and maintained equilibrium at different body configurations: with the head directed forward (symmetrically alternating loading of… CONTINUE READING

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