The representing brain: Neural correlates of motor intention and imagery

@article{Jeannerod1994TheRB,
  title={The representing brain: Neural correlates of motor intention and imagery},
  author={Marc Jeannerod},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={1994},
  volume={17},
  pages={187 - 202}
}
  • M. Jeannerod
  • Published 1 June 1994
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract This paper concerns how motor actions are neurally represented and coded. Action planning and motor preparation can be studied using a specific type of representational activity, motor imagery. A close functional equivalence between motor imagery and motor preparation is suggested by the positive effects of imagining movements on motor learning, the similarity between the neural structures involved, and the similar physiological correlates observed in both imaging and preparing. The… 

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