Direct cortical control of muscle activation in voluntary arm movements: a model

@article{Todorov2000DirectCC,
  title={Direct cortical control of muscle activation in voluntary arm movements: a model},
  author={Emanuel Todorov},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={391-398}
}
  • E. Todorov
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Nature Neuroscience
What neural activity in motor cortex represents and how it controls ongoing movement remain unclear. Suggestions that cortex generates low-level muscle control are discredited by correlations with higher-level parameters of hand movement, but no coherent alternative exists. I argue that the view of low-level control is in principle correct, and that seeming contradictions result from overlooking known properties of the motor periphery. Assuming direct motor cortical activation of muscle groups… 

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