Researchers have identified a neural network that connects the legs to the visual system in order to shape walking.
The primary motor and primary somatosensory areas of the brain are involved in controlling immediate motor movements in real-time, while the premotor area appears to control planned, sequential movements as well as reacting to and adjusting the sequence when faced with unexpected changes.
Researchers report the optimal target for brain stimulation depends on the type of dystonia being treated.
Researchers have identified a neural circuit that helps suppress the execution of planned actions in response to specific cues.
Distinct, coordinated activity in large sets of neurons can predict the future behaviors of rats, a new study reports. Based on the findings, researchers have created a "dictionary" that links brain activity patterns to simple behavioral outcomes.
A transcranial magnetic stimulation study revealed the motor cortex may play a role in translating foreign language words into one's native tongue.
A new study reveals the role the locus coeruleus plays in learning, behavior, and mental health.
Sleep twitches help enrich the encoding of sensory information in newborn rats, laying the groundwork for later motor function.
A study of people learning to read braille reveals how white matter reorganizes itself across different brain regions and timeframes to meet the brain's needs.
Alterations in internal states can influence how behavior improves with learning.
Motor learning deficits associated with autism may be the result of reduced levels of noradrenaline release in the primary motor cortex.