Selective activation of human finger muscles after stroke or amputation

Marc H. Schieber, C. E. Lang, K. T. Reilly, P. McNulty, A. Sirigu

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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?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Motor Control
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Perspective
EditorsDagmar Sternad
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598


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