Selective Activation of Human Finger Muscles after Stroke or Amputation

  • Marc H. Schieber
  • C. E. Lang
  • K. T. Reilly
  • P. McNulty
  • A. Sirigu
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 629)


Individuated finger movements of the human hand require selective activation of particular sets of muscles. Such selective activation is controlled primarily by the motor cortex via the corticospinal tract. Is this selectivity therefore lost when lesions damage the corticospinal tract? Or when the motor cortex reorganizes after amputation?


Finger Movement First Dorsal Interosseous Phantom Limb Flexor Digitorum Profundus Extensor Digitorum Communis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc H. Schieber
    • 1
  • C. E. Lang
  • K. T. Reilly
  • P. McNulty
  • A. Sirigu
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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