Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

The Anatomy of Manual Dexterity

The New Connectivity of the Primate Sensorimotor Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex

Authors: Darian-Smith, I., Galea, M.P., Darian-Smith, C., Sugitani, M., Tan, A., Burman, K.

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The macaque monkey uses the hand to grasp, digitally explore, and identify objects within reach, and to use them intelligently. This review is focused on the topography and connections of some of the neuron populations that determine this manual dexterity. Corticospinal, thalamocortical, and ipsilateral corticocortical neuron populations have been selected because of their obvious relevance to the use of the hand, and also because of their structural and functional interdependence. In the last decade these neuron populations have been analyzed using modern axon tracer techniques, single neuron recording in the alert monkey, and PET, resulting in a serious reconsideration of their structural and functional organization, and their roles in voluntary action. This review critically examines some of the new ideas triggered by these observations.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Anatomy of Manual Dexterity
Book Subtitle
The New Connectivity of the Primate Sensorimotor Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
133
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61161-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61161-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-61111-0
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 142
Number of Illustrations
18 illustrations in colour
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