Cortical Representation of Intended Movements

Neuroscience: From Neural Networks to Artificial Intelligence - 1993-01-01Georgopoulos AP10.1007/978-3-642-78102-5_24
The neural representation of reaching movements in the motor cortex of the monkey is discussed with respect to the coding of the direction of movement in the activity of single cells and neuronal populations. This code is then used to monitor the processing of directional information in various contexts involving delayed movements or directional transformations. Finally, some implications of these findings for the role of the motor cortex in planning and execution of reaching movements are discussed.