The motor system in neuroscience: a history and analysis of conceptual developments

  title={The motor system in neuroscience: a history and analysis of conceptual developments},
  author={Max R. Bennett and Peter M. S. Hacker},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
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  • M. Bennett
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
  • 2007
The history of the concept of mind shows that a human being has a corporeal body and a mind, that is, a range of psychological capacities, which is the role of neuropsychiatry to identify the changes in the corporeal that need to be put aright when these psychological capacities go awry.
Reflections on the interaction of the mind and brain
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  • Psychology
    Progress in Neurobiology
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Coordination of Reaching Movements
The human extrapyramidal system
Modalization of movement: The problem of sensus communis and the limits of phenomenology
One of the most persistent problems in accounting for the constitution of subjective experience is the question of the unity of consciousness. In the phenomenological tradition this question is often
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The Mind, Mental Illness and the Stream of Consciousness
Virginia Woolf, along with James Joyce, is credited with introducing into narrative writing the ‘stream of consciousness’. This term was first used by the great American psychologist William James at


Perception and memory in neuroscience: a conceptual analysis
Philosophical foundations of neuroscience
Preface. Part I: Philosophical Problems In Neuroscience: Their Historical and Conceptual Roots: 1. The Early Growth Of Neuroscientific Knowledge: The Integrative Action Of The Nervous System.
XXI. On the functions of some parts of the brain, and on the relations between the brain and nerves of motion and sensation
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  • Philosophy
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
  • 1834
The difficulties which attend the investigation of the structure and functions of the brain are shown by the ineffective labours of two thousand years; and the first endeavour of the author is to
Brain and Conscious Experience
This book represents the proceedings of a study week at the Pontifical Academy of Science in Rome, from Sept 28 to Oct 4, 1964, which included representatives of the various neurological sciences, and of editing the volume of proceedings.
A Record of the Results Obtained by Electrical Excitation of the So-Called Motor Cortex and Internal Capsule in an Orang-Outang (Simia satyrus)
A comparative study of the brains and habits of the more easily obtainable anthropoids showed clearly that for this object the Orang was more suitable than the Chimpanzee, in being likely to afford results nearer to those presumed to exist in Man.
XVI. The Croonian Lecture.—experiments on the brain of monkeys (second series)
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    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
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Secondary Degeneration of Nerve Tracts following removal of the Cortex of the Cerebrum in the Dog
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