Unitary activity of ventrolateral nucleus during placing movement and associated postural adjustment

@article{Smith1978UnitaryAO,
  title={Unitary activity of ventrolateral nucleus during placing movement and associated postural adjustment},
  author={Allan M. Smith and J. Massion and Yves Gah{\'e}ry and J. Roumieu},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1978},
  volume={149},
  pages={329-346}
}
The activity of neurons in the ventrolateral nucleus of the thalamus (VL) was analyzed in the cat during placing movements of both the right and left forelimbs. The purpose was to determine if thalamic neuron discharge patterns could be related to movement and/or to postural changes. Placing tests were conducted on animals maintained in a standing position and partially restrained by a hammock. Each of the forelimbs rested on a flat surface containing a strain gauge which allowed the stance… CONTINUE READING