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The Corticospinal System: A Structural Framework for the Central Control of Movement

Handbook of Physiology, Exercise: Regulation and Integration of Multiple Systems

  1. Richard P. Dum1,
  2. Peter L. Strick2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp120106

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Dum, R. P. and Strick, P. L. 2011. The Corticospinal System: A Structural Framework for the Central Control of Movement. Comprehensive Physiology. 217–254.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, New York

  2. 2

    Research Service, VA Medical Center, and Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Overview
  • 2
    Current Viewpoint
  • 3
    Functional Anatomy
    • 3.1
      Primary Motor Cortex
    • 3.2
      Premotor Areas in the Frontal Lobe
    • 3.3
      Corticospinal Terminations
  • 4
    Inputs to the Cortical Motor Areas
    • 4.1
      Inputs to Primary Motor Cortex
    • 4.2
      Inputs to the Premolar Areas
  • 5
    Physiological Overview
    • 5.1
      Common Activation of the Motor Areas
    • 5.2
      Specialization of Motor Processing in the Motor Areas
  • 6
    Conclusion