Participation of the red nucleus in motor initiation: unit recording and cooling in cats.


Cats were trained to release (Go) or not to release (No-go) a lever after a brief auditory signal, depending on the presence of an additional tone (No-go cue). Unit recording and cooling were made in the red nucleus (RN) contralateral to the performing limb. Three major results were found: (1) in the Go condition, we observed phasic increases of rubral… (More)