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Neuron 51, 125134, July 6, 2006 2006 Elsevier Inc. DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2006.05.025 Dorsal Premotor Neurons Encode
 

Summary: Neuron 51, 125134, July 6, 2006 2006 Elsevier Inc. DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2006.05.025
Dorsal Premotor Neurons Encode
the Relative Position of the Hand,
Eye, and Goal during Reach Planning
Bijan Pesaran,1,
* Matthew J. Nelson,1
and Richard A. Andersen1
1
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California 91125
Summary
When reaching to grasp an object, we often move our
arm and orient our gaze together. How are these move-
ments coordinated? To investigate this question, we
studied neuronal activity in the dorsal premotor area
(PMd) and the medial intraparietal area (area MIP) of
two monkeys while systematically varying the starting
position of the hand and eye during reaching. PMd
neurons encoded the relative position of the target,

  

Source: Andersen, Richard - Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

 

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