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© 1996

The Anatomy of Manual Dexterity

The New Connectivity of the Primate Sensorimotor Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex

Book

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages n2-VIII
  2. Ian Darian-Smith, Mary P. Galea, Corinna Darian-Smith, Michio Sugitani, Andrew Tan, Kathleen Burman
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ian Darian-Smith, Mary P. Galea, Corinna Darian-Smith, Michio Sugitani, Andrew Tan, Kathleen Burman
    Pages 17-63
  4. Ian Darian-Smith, Mary P. Galea, Corinna Darian-Smith, Michio Sugitani, Andrew Tan, Kathleen Burman
    Pages 64-105
  5. Ian Darian-Smith, Mary P. Galea, Corinna Darian-Smith, Michio Sugitani, Andrew Tan, Kathleen Burman
    Pages 106-118
  6. Ian Darian-Smith, Mary P. Galea, Corinna Darian-Smith, Michio Sugitani, Andrew Tan, Kathleen Burman
    Pages 119-120
  7. Ian Darian-Smith, Mary P. Galea, Corinna Darian-Smith, Michio Sugitani, Andrew Tan, Kathleen Burman
    Pages 121-140
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-143

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Cortex Sensorimotor coordination anatomy behavior cerebral cortex, primate parallel distributed processing thalamocortical connections

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and MedicineUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Brain Research Laboratory Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Anatomy of Manual Dexterity
  • Book Subtitle The New Connectivity of the Primate Sensorimotor Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex
  • Authors Ian Darian-Smith
    Mary P. Galea
    Corinna Darian-Smith
    Michio Sugitani
    Andrew Tan
    Kathleen Burman
  • Series Title Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61161-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-61111-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-61161-2
  • Series ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-7065
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 142
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Human Physiology
    Animal Physiology
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