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Sensorimotor Integration: The Somatosensory System and Voluntary Movement

  • Toshiaki WasakaEmail author
  • Ryusuke Kakigi
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Abstract

Motor control of one’s own movement requires sensory signals from the target body parts. The information about movement is provided by sensory feedback, as well as the integration of sensory information and motor commands, all of which are critical for motor control. Recent studies suggest that cortical activities related to sensory response and perception are modified by movement-execution mechanisms. However, this raises the question of how the system integrates motor command and sensory information while the intended movement is in progress. In this chapter, we review findings of sensorimotor integration and introduce results of our own studies using magnetoencephalography.

Keywords

Corollary discharge Efference copy Motor command Somatosensory information Visual information 

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  1. 1.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Integrative PhysiologyNational Institute for Physiological SciencesOkazakiJapan

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