The cortical control of motor neurones: some principles of operation.

@article{Miles1987TheCC,
  title={The cortical control of motor neurones: some principles of operation.},
  author={Timothy S. Miles},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={1987},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          43-50
        }
}
There are several ways in which the motor control areas of the brain can elicit action potentials in motor neurones. In this article, it is argued that the basis for the cortical control of motor neurones is that each corticospinal cell gives excitatory inputs to all or most motor neurons innervating a given muscle. When a muscle contracts under voluntary control with a steadily-increasing force, the asynchronous activity in many corticospinal cells will effectively result in a steadily… CONTINUE READING

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