Descending pathways in motor control.

  title={Descending pathways in motor control.},
  author={Roger Lemon},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  • R. Lemon
  • Published 17 June 2008
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Annual review of neuroscience
Each of the descending pathways involved in motor control has a number of anatomical, molecular, pharmacological, and neuroinformatic characteristics. They are differentially involved in motor control, a process that results from operations involving the entire motor network rather than from the brain commanding the spinal cord. A given pathway can have many functional roles. This review explores to what extent descending pathways are highly conserved across species and concludes that there are… 

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