Theory in motion

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1995 Dec;5(6):832-40. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(95)80113-8.


Modeling studies are now a significant part of mainstream research in motor control. Novel and classical modeling techniques used in recent work on small and large motor systems illustrate the different roles that models play in furthering our understanding of motor systems. The models presented reveal single neuron short-term memory, unexpected effects of reciprocal inhibition and methods for decoding activity in large populations of neurons.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Movement / physiology*
  • Nerve Net / cytology
  • Nerve Net / physiology
  • Neurons / physiology*