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Thinking in spatial terms: decoupling spatial representation from sensorimotor control in monkey posterior parietal areas 7a and LIP

Matthew V. Chafee, David A. Crowe
2013 Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience  
In this review, we approach that question in the context of the neural representation of space in posterior parietal cortex of non-human primates.  ...  However, in order to think, the cerebral cortex has to generate patterns of neuronal activity that encode abstract, generalized information independently of ongoing sensorimotor events.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors are grateful to Apostolos Georgopoulos who provided the intellectual motivation for many of their studies into the neural basis of spatial cognition.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnint.2012.00112 pmid:23355813 pmcid:PMC3555036 fatcat:3xdbmoe5vjez7llg73nh3gwcfe

Cortical Network Dynamics of Perceptual Decision-Making in the Human Brain

Markus Siegel, Andreas K. Engel, Tobias H. Donner
2011 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
Localized gamma-band oscillations in sensory and motor cortices reflect the encoding of the sensory evidence and motor plan.  ...  We used magnetoencephalography to measure the large-scale cortical population dynamics underlying each of the sub-processes involved in this decision: the encoding of sensory evidence and action plan,  ...  Thus, gamma-band activity within visual and motor cortex indexes the local circuit interactions underlying the encoding of sensory evidence and motor plans.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2011.00021 pmid:21427777 pmcid:PMC3047300 fatcat:uw7vyk4ywzcfvhr47ojwwuz5ee

Spatial and non-spatial functions of the parietal cortex

Jacqueline Gottlieb, Lawrence H. Snyder
2010 Current Opinion in Neurobiology  
Other non-spatial inputs act independently, encoding the context or rules of a task even before the presentation of a specific target.  ...  Although the parietal cortex is traditionally associated with spatial attention and sensorimotor integration, recent evidence also implicates it in higher order cognitive functions.  ...  Freedman DJ, Assad JA: Distinct encoding of spatial and nonspatial visual information in parietal cortex. J Neurosci 2009, 29:5671-5680.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.conb.2010.09.015 pmid:21050743 pmcid:PMC3072821 fatcat:bmedufczq5dmppgfeczodsa47u

Human posterior parietal and dorsal premotor cortex encode the visual properties of an upcoming action

Artur Pilacinski, Melanie Wallscheid, Axel Lindner, Welber Marinovic
2018 PLoS ONE  
Does this mean that the brain plans these visual consequences independent of the motor actions required to obtain them?  ...  Here we addressed this question by investigating planning-related fMRI activity in human posterior parietal (PPC) and dorsal premotor (PMd) cortex.  ...  Visual encoding of action plans in human posterior parietal and dorsal premotor cortex Table 1 . 1 Average locations of ROIs. Visual encoding of action  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198051 fatcat:x35jgiqqkjfediwruiqq5hm5ty

Navigating actions through the rodent parietal cortex

Jonathan R. Whitlock
2014 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
The posterior parietal cortex (PPC) participates in a manifold of cognitive functions, including visual attention, working memory, spatial processing, and movement planning.  ...  may serve as an apt system to investigate cellular mechanisms for spatial motor planning as traditionally studied in humans and monkeys.  ...  The next 20 years saw numerous recording studies in monkeys further revealing a role for parietal cortex in the early stages of spatially-guided motor planning (Andersen et al., 1997; Rizzolatti and Luppino  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00293 pmid:24860475 pmcid:PMC4026689 fatcat:t45vzaovebbl3pk25wlbxttkha

From Intention to Action: Hierarchical Sensorimotor Transformation in the Posterior Parietal Cortex

H. Cui
2014 eNeuro  
While there is a large body of evidence in favor of a clustering of representations of body effectors in the posterior parietal cortex, recent advances have revealed a hierarchical organization beyond  ...  that the PRR and area 5d are involved in translation of general motor intentions into detailed motor programs at different stages.  ...  begins in the parietal-frontal cortex, including the PPC, prefrontal cortex, premotor cortex, primary motor cortex, and supplemental motor cortex, instead of being exclusively conducted by downstream  ... 
doi:10.1523/eneuro.0017-14.2014 pmid:26464964 pmcid:PMC4596144 fatcat:3leqdu6cgvb3bo2mf66hti2eqi

Brain Activation Patterns Characterizing Different Phases of Motor Action: Execution, Choice and Ideation

Simona Gardini, Annalena Venneri, William Jonathan McGeown, Cristian Toraci, Luca Nocetti, Carlo Adolfo Porro, Paolo Caffarra
2016 Brain Topography  
Pre-specified movement execution was supported by bilateral fronto-parietal motor regions, the cerebellum and putamen.  ...  These findings show that motor ideation is controlled by a cortical network mainly involved in abstract thinking, cognitive and motor control, semantic and visual imagery processes.  ...  Acknowledgements This study was supported by funding from Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Parma and Piacenza and ex 60% F.I.L. to P.C. and by a grant from MIUR (Italy) to A.V.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10548-016-0491-5 pmid:27072014 fatcat:wcgm6wz5zrdkhjca2ef6hykiki

Effective Neural Representations for Brain-Mediated Human-Robot Interactions [chapter]

Christopher A. Buneo, Stephen Helms Tillery, Marco Santello, Veronica J. Santos, Panagiotis Artemiadis
2014 Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance  
Here we review the neural representations of movement plans in the cortex and discuss the potential utility of these representations for jointly performed motor actions, particularly manipulation tasks  ...  It is generally acknowledged that such interactions can be enhanced by providing robots with advance knowledge of the intentions of human agents, e.g. their desired motor plans and goals in a given context  ...  Being association areas of the cortex, neurons in the parietal and premotor regions often exhibit both sensory-and motor-related responses.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8932-5_8 fatcat:ruyvi7ul65bw3ixsxk7i5mqu34

Cognition in Sensorimotor Control: Interfacing With the Posterior Parietal Cortex

Srinivas Chivukula, Matiar Jafari, Tyson Aflalo, Nicholas Au Yong, Nader Pouratian
2019 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
As such, cortical association regions upstream of M1 such as the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) that are involved in higher order behaviors such as planning and learning, rather than in encoding movement  ...  We illustrate in this review, through a small sampling, the cognitive functions encoded in the PPC and discuss their neural representation in the context of their relevance to motor neuroprosthetics.  ...  As such, areas upstream of M1 such as the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) that are involved both in sensory processing and in motor planning, rather than in encoding movement itself, may enable enhanced  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.00140 pmid:30872993 pmcid:PMC6401528 fatcat:dcnvpjamdfe6zcdqb25yhvdlxy

The neural basis of hand choice: An fMRI investigation of the Posterior Parietal Interhemispheric Competition model

Aoife M. Fitzpatrick, Neil M. Dundon, Kenneth F. Valyear
2019 NeuroImage  
Pastor-Bernier and Cisek, 2011) data suggest that parallel action plans are specified in motor (not visual) coordinates, and compete for selection.  ...  Convergent evidence implicates areas within the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), and interconnected premotor areas, as critical for the planning and control of actions Wise et al., 1997; Culham and Valyear  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.039 fatcat:5rhsqfrfhvbdbmgobosieh6oqm

Computational Architecture of the Parieto-Frontal Network Underlying Cognitive-Motor Control in Monkeys

Roberto Caminiti, Elena Borra, Federica Visco-Comandini, Alexandra Battaglia-Mayer, Bruno B. Averbeck, Giuseppe Luppino
2017 eNeuro  
In both parietal and frontal cortex, we identified different clusters of interconnected areas.  ...  Visual Abstract Significance Statement The statistics of corticocortical connectivity between the parietal and frontal lobes, as well as that of intrinsic parietal connectivity of macaque monkeys, have  ...  ; , supporting a role of parietal cortex in encoding motor intention.  ... 
doi:10.1523/eneuro.0306-16.2017 pmid:28275714 pmcid:PMC5329620 fatcat:c4mbhk5yg5artpded2slgfmxtu

A Canonical Scheme of Bottom-Up and Top-Down Information Flows in the Frontoparietal Network

Eun Jung Hwang, Takashi R. Sato, Tatsuo K. Sato
2021 Frontiers in Neural Circuits  
The frontoparietal pathway sends the spatial information of cognitively processed motor plans through multiple parallel connections.  ...  Goal-directed behavior often involves temporal separation and flexible context-dependent association between sensory input and motor output.  ...  W., and Andersen, R. A. (1988). Memory related motor planning activity in posterior parietal cortex of macaque. Exp. Brain Res. 70, 216–220. Goard, M. J., Pho, G.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fncir.2021.691314 pmid:34475815 pmcid:PMC8406690 fatcat:vx7ccerblrdo3gfp3j456h2ate

Human Cortical Control of Hand Movements: Parietofrontal Networks for Reaching, Grasping, and Pointing

Flavia Filimon
2010 The Neuroscientist  
This review examines the involvement of frontal and parietal areas in hand and arm movements in humans as revealed with functional neuroimaging.  ...  The available evidence supports a cortical organization along gradients of sensory (visual to somatosensory) and effector (eye to hand) preferences.  ...  Nelson and Jody C. Culham for feedback on an earlier version of this paper. J. Kalaska, P. Medendorp, and J. Culham provided helpful suggestions for relevant literature.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1073858410375468 pmid:20817917 fatcat:ldj4k7ioyzb7hc27pnxdui35pm

A proposed common neural mechanism for categorization and perceptual decisions

David J Freedman, John A Assad
2011 Nature Neuroscience  
LIP has direct projections to eye movement-related areas, such as the superior colliculus and frontal cortex 9 , but it also receives inputs from visual cortical areas of the dorsal and ventral visual  ...  One part of the parietal cortex, the lateral intraparietal area (LIP), is of particular interest.  ...  On the contrary, we found report-independent signals in parietal cortex that seem to be at least as strong, if not stronger, than those in prefrontal cortex.  ... 
doi:10.1038/nn.2740 pmid:21270782 fatcat:i2b6wuk2wbeodbsrszdpanw2b4

The cortical network for eye–hand coordination and its relevance to understanding motor disorders of parietal patients

Alexandra Battaglia-Mayer, Philippe S. Archambault, Roberto Caminiti
2006 Neuropsychologia  
Cortical neurons in both superior (SPL) and inferior (IPL) parietal lobules are modulated by a variety of signals concerning planning and execution of eye and hand movement.  ...  These neurons are part of a parietal network richly interconnected with the premotor and motor areas of the frontal lobe.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was supported by funds from the Ministry of the University and Technological and Scientific Research (MIUR) of Italy. Philippe S.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2005.11.021 pmid:16458334 fatcat:iklrjoeke5f3hbwdpdoworqnry
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