Corticospinal facilitation of hand muscles during voluntary movement in the conscious monkey.

@article{Lemon1986CorticospinalFO,
  title={Corticospinal facilitation of hand muscles during voluntary movement in the conscious monkey.},
  author={R. N. Lemon and gez. Mantel and R. B. Muir},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={381},
  pages={497-527}
}
1. The method of spike-triggered averaging has been used to detect a direct influence of pyramidal tract neurones on the activity of hand and forearm muscles in conscious monkeys trained to perform repetitive movements of the hand and fingers. Gross electromyograms (e.m.g.s) from individual muscles were rectified and synchronously averaged with respect to the discharge of single, antidromically identified pyramidal tract cells in the 'hand' area of the pre-central gyrus. 2. The presence in an… CONTINUE READING
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