THE MOTOR CORTEX-from "The Brain from Top to Bottom". Pinned by SOS Inc. Different parts of the motor cortex help us move different parts of the body. Notice the disproportionate amount of space devoted to the face, tongue, and hands.
Decoding kinetic parameters of grasping movements from single unit activity in monkey motor cortex By: Tomislav Milekovic
Curing Paralysis Even though we might be almost a decade away from a possibility where even the most fatal accidents and the resultant paralysis that many unfortunate victims suffer from can be overcome, Neuroscientist Dr. Gregoire Courtine and his team have planted the seeds for that possibility to become reality with an experiment. An injured macaque had a recording device planted underneath its motor cortex and electrodes sutured around the animal’s spinal cord, where the injury occurred.