Neural control of hand movements

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Abstract

Most of our daily actions involve movements of the hand. The neuronal pathway contributing to the control of hand movements are complex and not yet completely understood. Recent studies highlight how task-dependent changes in cortical and subcortical pathways driven by contralateral and ipsilateral influences may open avenues to further understand the complexity of hand actions in healthy and disease. In the following section studies using transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation in healthy subjects and in individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury will be highlighted to further understand neuronal pathways involved in the control of voluntary activity by hand muscles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalMotor Control
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Spinal Cord Injuries
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Muscles

Keywords

  • Corticospinal drive
  • Precision grip
  • Primary motor cortex
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal motoneurons
  • Voluntary contraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Neural control of hand movements. / Perez, Monica.

In: Motor Control, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.04.2015, p. 135-141.

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Perez, Monica. / Neural control of hand movements. In: Motor Control. 2015 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 135-141.
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