Tentative Reading List–Neural Control of Movement–BIOL 4863/5863–Spring 2020


1: Are movements of individual body parts controlled by distinct regions of the brain?


"Investigations of the properties and functions of the various parts which compose the cerebral mass," by Marie-Jean-Pierre Flourens (1824)


"Remarks on the seat of the faculty of articulate language, followed by an observation of aphemia," by Paul Broca (1861)


"A study of convulsions," by John Hughlings Jackson (1870)


"On the electrical excitability of the cerebrum," by Gustav Fritsch and Eduard Hitzig (1870)


"Experiments on the brain of monkeys.-No. 1," by David Ferrier (1874-1875)


"Observations on the physiology of the cerebral cortex of some of the higher apes (preliminary communication)," by A.S. F. Grunbaum and Charles S. Sherrington (1902)


"Basic neural mechanisms in behavior," by Karl S. Lashley (1930)


"Somatic motor and sensory representation in the cerebral cortex of man as studied by electrical stimulation," by Wilder Penfield and Edwin Boldrey (1937)


"How somatotopic is the motor cortex hand area?" by Marc H. Schieber and Lyndon S. Hibbard (1993)


"Complex movements evoked by microstimulation of precentral cortex," by Michael S.A. Graziano et al. (2002)


"Neural ensemble dynamics in dorsal motor cortex during speech in people with paralysis," by Sergey Stavisky et al. (2019)



2: To what extent are individual neurons responsible for the generation of a single type of movement or a single behavior?


"The command neuron concept," by Irving Kupfermann and Klaudiusz R. Weiss (1978)


"Alternative neural pathways initiate fast-start responses following lesions of the Mauthner neuron in goldfish," by Robert C. Eaton et al. (1982)


"Size and distribution of movement fields in the monkey superior colliculus," by David L. Sparks et al. (1976)


"Population coding of saccadic eye movements by neurons in the superior colliculus," by Choongkil Lee et al. (1988)


"Neuronal population coding of movement direction," by Apostolos P. Georgopoulos et al. (1986)


"Single neuron control over a complex motor program," by William N. Frost and Paul S. Katz (1996)



3: How is sensory feedback integrated with the central nervous system (CNS) control of movements?

"Treatise on Physiological Optics," by Herman Ludwig von Helmholtz (1866) [excerpt]


"Neural basis of the spontaneous optokinetic response produced by visual inversion," by Roger W. Sperry (1950)


"The reafference principle," by Erich von Holst and Horst Mittlestaedt (1950)


"A pathway in primate brain for internal monitoring of movements," by Marc A. Sommer and Robert H. Wurtz (2002)


"Motor commands contribute to human position sense," by Simon C. Gandevia et al. (2006)



4: How do central pattern generators control movements and change during learning and adaptation?


"Observations on the scratch-reflex in the spinal dog," by Charles S. Sherrington (1906) [excerpt] and "Notes on the scratch-reflex on the cat," by Charles S. Sherrington (1910)


"The intrinsic factors in the act of progression in the mammal," by T. Graham Brown (1911)


"Neuropeptide fusion of two motor-pattern generator circuits," by Patsy S. Dickinson et al. (1990)


"Substance P modulates NMDA responses and causes long-term protein synthesis-dependent modulation of the lamprey locomotor network," by David Parker et al. (1998)


"Activity-independent homeostasis in rhythmically active neurons," by Jason N. MacLean et al. (2003)


"Membrane voltage is a direct feedback signal that influences correlated ion channel expression in neurons," by Joseph M. Santin and David J. Schulz (2019)



5: To what extent can an adult CNS reorganize its control of movements over the long term?


"Adaptation of disarranged hand-eye coordination contingent upon re-afferent stimulation," by Richard Held and Alan V. Hein (1958) and "Plasticity in sensory-motor systems," by Richard Held (1965)


"Adaptation reveals independent control networks for human walking," by Julia T. Choi and Amy J. Bastian (2007)


"Use-dependent alterations of movement representations in primary motor cortex of adult squirrel monkeys," by R. J. Nudo et al. (1996)


"Direct control of paralysed muscles by cortical neurons," by Chet Moritz et al. (2008)


“Cortex commands the performance of skilled movement,” by Jian-Zhong Guo et al. (2015)


"Synaesthesia in phantom limbs induced with mirrors," by V.S. Ramachandran and D. Rogers-Ramachandran (1996)



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