Characterization of torque-related activity in primary motor cortex during a multijoint postural task.

@article{Herter2007CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of torque-related activity in primary motor cortex during a multijoint postural task.},
  author={Troy M. Herter and Isaac Kurtzer and D. William Cabel and Kirk A. Haunts and S. H. Scott},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={2887-99}
}
The present study examined neural activity in the shoulder/elbow region of primary motor cortex (M1) during a whole-limb postural task. By selectively imposing torques at the shoulder, elbow, or both joints we addressed how neurons represent changes in torque at a single joint, multiple joints, and their interrelation. We observed that similar proportions of neurons reflected changes in torque at the shoulder, elbow, and both joints and these neurons were highly intermingled across the cortical… CONTINUE READING