Corticoreticular pathways in the cat. II. Discharge activity of neurons in area 4 during voluntary gait modifications.

@article{Kably1998CorticoreticularPI,
  title={Corticoreticular pathways in the cat. II. Discharge activity of neurons in area 4 during voluntary gait modifications.},
  author={Bouchra Kably and Trevor Drew},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={406-24}
}
We propose that the descending command from area 4 that is responsible, in part, for the change in limb trajectory required to step over an obstacle in one's path also plays a role in triggering the anticipatory postural modifications that accompany this movement. To test this hypothesis, we recorded the discharge characteristics of identified classes of corticofugal neurons in area 4 of the cat. Neurons were identified either as: pryamidal tract neurons (PTNs) if their axon projected to the… CONTINUE READING