Changing the intended direction of movement
permalinkSomesthesis and the Neurobiology of the Somatosensory Cortex - 1996-01-01Pellizzer G10.1007/978-3-0348-9016-8
The behavioral and neural correlates of processing of motor directional information are described for two different visuomotor tasks: mental rotation and context-recall. Psychological studies in human subjects suggested that these two tasks may involve different mechanisms processing directional information. Analyses of the activity of single cells and neuronal populations in the motor cortex of behaving monkeys performing in the same tasks provided direct insight into the neural mechanisms involved, and confirmed their different nature.