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The Pyramidal Tract

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Motor Control

  1. Hiroshi Asanuma

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010215

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Asanuma, H. 2011. The Pyramidal Tract. Comprehensive Physiology. 703–733.

Author Information

  1. The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Organization of Projection from Cerebral Cortex to Spinal Cord
    • 1.1
      Studies by Cortical Surface Stimulation
    • 1.2
      Studies by Cortical Depth Stimulation
    • 1.3
      Microstructure of Corticospinal Projection
    • 1.4
      Projection to γ-Motoneurons
    • 1.5
      Projections to Spinal Interneurons
    • 1.6
      Pyramidal Collaterals and Branches Within Brain
  • 2
    Afferent Inputs to Motor Cortex and Pyramidal Tract Neurons
    • 2.1
      General Problems
    • 2.2
      Inputs From Nucleus Ventralis Lateralis of Thalamus
    • 2.3
      Peripheral Inputs to Motor Cortex and Pyramidal Tract Cells
    • 2.4
      Inputs Through Association Fibers
    • 2.5
      Inputs Through Commissural Fibers
  • 3
    Function of Pyramidal Tract
  • 4
    Summary