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The functions of the medial premotor cortex. II. The timing and selection of learned movements.

Abstract:

Monkeys with medial premotor cortex (MPC) lesions are impaired on a simple learned task that requires them to raise their arm at their own pace. However, they can succeed on this task if they are given tones to guide performance. In the externally paced task the tones could aid performance in several ways. They tell the animal when to act (trigger), they remind the animal that food is available and so motivate (predictor), and they remind the animal of what to do (instruction). Monkeys with M...

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10.1007/bf00230650

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Experimental brain research
Volume:
102
Issue:
3
Pages:
461-473
Publication date:
1995-01-01
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EISSN:
1432-1106
ISSN:
0014-4819
URN:
uuid:53c32acf-4c83-4eac-9daa-6ef81817c706
Source identifiers:
26285
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pubs:26285

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