Random change in cortical load representation suggests distinct control of posture and movement

@article{Kurtzer2005RandomCI,
  title={Random change in cortical load representation suggests distinct control of posture and movement},
  author={Isaac Kurtzer and Troy M. Herter and S. H. Scott},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={498-504}
}
Accurately maintaining a fixed limb posture and quickly moving between postures underlies both everyday skills, including holding and lifting a cup of coffee, and expert skills, such as an Olympic wrestler's holding and throwing an opponent. A fundamental question in limb motor control is whether the brain manages these contrasting goals of posture and movement through a single, robust control process or whether each engages a specialized control process. We addressed this question by examining… CONTINUE READING

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