Brain Nerve. 2014 Apr;66(4):413-5.
[Article in Japanese]


In recent years, the mechanisms related to decision-making in the brain have been proposed and studied. The neural mechanisms involved in the selection of an action prior to its execution are becoming evident, particularly in relation to the frontal lobe. Nevertheless, the fundamental neural mechanisms of movement remain unknown, although it is generally accepted that these actions are controlled by higher-order motor areas in the brain. Movement is the result of a series of timed contractions of various muscle groups; however, elucidating the underlying neural basis of this temporal control would be a challenge in the future.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Frontal Lobe / physiology
  • Humans
  • Motor Cortex / physiology*
  • Movement / physiology*
  • Nerve Net / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Spine / physiology