Multiplicity of representation versus punctate localization in the motor cortex.

@article{Murphy1945MultiplicityOR,
  title={Multiplicity of representation versus punctate localization in the motor cortex.},
  author={James Peter Murphy and Ernst Gellhorn},
  journal={Archives of neurology and psychiatry},
  year={1945},
  volume={54},
  pages={
          256-73
        }
}
During the course of investigations of cortical motor function under the influence of pain impulses originating in the muscles (Gellhorn and Thompson 1 ) and of afferent impulses from the hypothalamus (Murphy and Gellhorn 2 ) it was observed that stimulation of a discrete focus with condenser discharges at threshold and suprathreshold intensities led to the production of multiple movements instead of isolated muscular contractions restricted to a small bodily subdivision, which have been… CONTINUE READING