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Curr Biol. 2014 Mar 31;24(7):R269-71. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.048.

Motor systems: reaching out and grasping the molecular tools.

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Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2
Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Cambridge University, UK.
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Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: c.dezeeuw@erasmusmc.nl.

Abstract

Two recent studies provide important insights into the organization of premotor circuitries, showing that control of highly-specific skilled forelimb movements, such as reaching and grasping, requires activation of specific subpopulations of neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord.

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10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.048
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