Super-Flinchers and Nerves of Steel Defensive Movements Altered by Chemical Manipulation of a Cortical Motor Area

@article{Cooke2004SuperFlinchersAN,
  title={Super-Flinchers and Nerves of Steel Defensive Movements Altered by Chemical Manipulation of a Cortical Motor Area},
  author={Dylan F. Cooke and Michael S. A. Graziano},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2004},
  volume={43},
  pages={585-593}
}
In a restricted zone of the monkey motor cortex, neurons respond to objects near, approaching, or touching the body. This polysensory zone was hypothesized to play a role in monitoring nearby stimuli for the guidance of defensive movements. To test this hypothesis, we chemically manipulated sites within that zone by injecting bicuculline (increasing neuronal activity) or muscimol (decreasing neuronal activity). Bicuculline caused the monkey to react in an exaggerated fashion to an air puff on… 
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