Coordinate transformation is first completed downstream of primary motor cortex.

@article{Yanai2008CoordinateTI,
  title={Coordinate transformation is first completed downstream of primary motor cortex.},
  author={Yuval Yanai and Nofya Adamit and Zvi Israel and Ran Harel and Yifat Prut},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1728-32}
}
It was suggested previously that the transformation of action to muscle-based coding is completed in the primary motor cortex (M1). This is consistent with a predominant direct pathway leading from M1 to motoneurons. Accordingly, spinal segmental interneurons that are located downstream to M1 are expected to show muscle-like coding properties. We addressed this hypothesis using simultaneous recording of cortical and spinal activity in primates performing an isometric wrist task with multiple… CONTINUE READING

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