Interhemispheric Control of Unilateral Movement

@inproceedings{Beaul2012InterhemisphericCO,
  title={Interhemispheric Control of Unilateral Movement},
  author={Vincent Beaul{\'e} and Sara Tremblay and Hugo Th{\'e}oret},
  booktitle={Neural plasticity},
  year={2012}
}
To perform strictly unilateral movements, the brain relies on a large cortical and subcortical network. This network enables healthy adults to perform complex unimanual motor tasks without the activation of contralateral muscles. However, mirror movements (involuntary movements in ipsilateral muscles that can accompany intended movement) can be seen in healthy individuals if a task is complex or fatiguing, in childhood, and with increasing age. Lateralization of movement depends on complex… CONTINUE READING