Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Imaging the premotor areasN Picard
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, W1640 Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Curr Opin Neurobiol 11:663-72. 2001..Recent data also suggest the existence of separate functional divisions in the rostral cingulate zone...
- Activation of the supplementary motor area (SMA) during performance of visually guided movementsNathalie Picard
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Cereb Cortex 13:977-86. 2003..Furthermore, our observations suggest that during externally guided reaching, SMA activation is tightly coupled to that of M1, but dissociated from that of the cingulate motor areas...
- Extended practice of a motor skill is associated with reduced metabolic activity in M1Nathalie Picard
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Systems Neuroscience Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nat Neurosci 16:1340-7. 2013..Thus, practice leading to skilled performance results in more efficient generation of neuronal activity in M1...
- Skill representation in the primary motor cortex after long-term practiceYoshiya Matsuzaka
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3501 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Neurophysiol 97:1819-32. 2007..Our results suggest that practice sculpts the response properties of M1 neurons. M1 may be a site of storage for the internal representation of skilled sequential movements...